Though there isn’t exactly a widespread movement backing it, Rep. Keith Ellison has been impressed with high-schoolers’ command of the issues and would like to see the change.
An earlier primary — and ranked-choice voting — might just increase Minnesota’s voter turnout.
Franklin D. Roosevelt offered “four essential human freedoms,” but today’s right has been successful at justifying its policies on freedom grounds.
With another study ahead, it appears statewide use of the voting technology won’t be considered for at least another year.
The DFL “establishment” crowd thinks RCV is bad for the party, and some think it’s bad for the power of the establishment within the DFL.
Under this proposal, most single-member congressional districts to which we are accustomed would go away.
RCV could help in Washington by rewarding candidates who represent a broad majority, instead of ideologues beholden to a narrow, fanatical “base.”
The Impartial Justice Act, a proposed constitutional amendment, attempts to keep money and partisan politics out of Minnesota’s judicial system.
Today MinnPost kicks off an occasional series exploring RCV, its history, arguments for and against and how it is affecting the Minneapolis mayoral race.