Leading Off ● Maine: On Monday, Maine state election officials certified a referendum for the June primary ballot that would veto the legislature's effective repeal of an instant-runoff voting law that voters had passed via ballot initiative in...
We are beginning to see a proliferation of Main Stream Media “journalism” about electoral reform. Canadian unfamiliarity with other electoral systems makes it incredibly easy for the main stream news media to get the facts wrong, and pass along misinformation as fact when discussing “Proportional Representation” and “Preferential Ballot/Alternate Vote/Instant Runoff Voting.”
2016 is in the books. If you want to have a better outcome next time: Pass a national popular vote Pass state-by-state instant runoff voting so Greens have a chance and Bernie wouldn’t have been stopped by a rigged primary Support independent media, because none of this works if you have to rely on MSNBC and Fox News.
Ranked ballots are an element of an electoral system. . . . Ranked ballots can be used in a Proportional Representation system like BC's Single Transferable Vote (STV) . . . OR . . . it can be used in a Winner-Take-All System like Alternative Vote. . . AV is also known as "Preferential Voting." AV is also known as "Instant-runoff voting #IRV. I tried my hand at a cartoon: