“To win, a candidate needs a good number of first-choice votes and a swath of second- and third-choice votes. If a candidate comes in first on many ballots, but doesn’t have broad support in further elimination rounds, they likely won’t come out on top.”

One attribute of instant runoff/ranked choice voting is that it can lead to cooperation among like-minded candidates and coalition building.  Read More.

Robert Prather


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