Full disclosure . . . Smarter people than TKC seem to believe that this method of voting provides more freedom & choice.
Here's a snippet wherein we try to be fair to both sides as primary season approaches . . .
Under the proposed ballot measure pushed by the group called “Better Elections”, voters would rank their top four primary election candidate choices of any party. The four finalists – regardless of party – would then move on to the general election. In the general election, after voters rank their preferred candidates, the candidate with more than 50% would be declared the winner. That’s why it’s called ranked choice voting.
In a statement from the Missouri Republican Party, it said the form of voting “sounds confusing because it is confusing.” Nick Myers, the Missouri Republican Party Chairman, says the form of voting would “disenfranchise Missouri voters, just as it has everywhere it has been tried.”
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .
A group is gathering petition signatures in Missouri in an effort to change the way voters select candidates running for statewide, Congressional and legislative offices. Under the proposed ballot measure pushed by the group called "Better Elections", voters would rank their top four primary election candidate choices of any party.