This is a good example of the kind of arguments that you will hear against RCV/IRV. Essentially, it gets in the way our agenda, therefore it's bad. It also paints moderation and better representation as bad.

I don’t know about you, but I want to keep it that way. We have a massive influx of political refugees as well who just left states where gun rights have been decimated. They don’t want to see Idaho go down the same path.

However, liberals in Idaho, frustrated by their inability to turn Idaho into the next California, are launching a last-ditch effort to upend Idaho’s current election system by implementing RCV. “But RCV doesn’t have anything to do with gun rights,” the proponents are going to tell you. Directly, it does not. However, indirectly, RCV 100% poses a major threat to the right to keep and bear arms.

The far-left extremists who are pushing RCV will tell you it’s about “fairness,” “turnout,” and other nonsense excuses for upending hundreds of years of “one person, one vote” elections.

I won’t get into the details and the mountain of reasons that RCV is a terrible election system. Let’s set all that aside and focus on what the organizers are really trying to do. A few months ago, I spoke with one of Reclaim Idaho’s volunteers at a signature collection location in Idaho Falls. She didn’t know who I was, but I asked her about the effort and what they wanted to get done. After the usual pitch she was used to doing, she ultimately admitted that it would help Democrats and it would make Idaho more “moderate,” or in other words, more liberal.

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Robert Prather


Ranked-choice voting advocate (proportional representation, too).