An election reformer in Maryland advocates for blanket primaries and instant runoff voting (Final Five):
"With ranked-choice voting — the voting system preferred by most democratic reformers — voters list candidates in order of preference. Ranked-choice voting reduces strategic voting, where voters won’t vote for their favorite candidate if their second favorite is more likely to win; that is, it allows voters to vote sincerely without paying a penalty. The result is that more candidates and parties are willing to compete.
Ranked-choice voting has been used for decades in Ireland and Australia and has recently been adopted in the State of Maine and dozens of U.S. municipalities, including New York City." Read more.
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