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Mon Mar 29, 2021, 07:09 AM

Wisc Lawmakers want to end partisan primaries

I reposted the source link from the General Discussion board.

This is ranked choice voting, which works well in neighboring Minnesota and every other state that has embraced this smart election policy. Ranked choice ends the old method of limiting the candidates, after the primary, to the top two vote getters.
Ranked choice leaves the top 5 vote getters and the general election allows voters a far broader choice of candidates.
Wisc does not have party affiliation registrations, meaning everyone is an indie voter. This proposal would require a winner to get 50%+1 to win a primary outright, otherwise there would be a runoff of the top two, prior to the general election.

Ranked choice voting is something the Wisc GOP is firmly against. This won't get any legislative time, as the GOP has to draw the new district boundaries once the Census data is released. They certainly don't want to loose any power over taking power from voters.
The WISCgop's are already plotting more gerrymandering by hiring a law firm to defend the mess they will create. Wisc law states that they cannot hire any lawyers until the bill is actually written, like they did in 2011. Why change now?


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IbogaProject Mar 2021 #1

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Mon Mar 29, 2021, 11:19 AM

1. Approval voting sounds even better to me

Approval voting sounds even better to me. It is a similar system but with more protection against "spoiled" ballots. you get to check all the candidates you approve of, most votes win as before, but it really can help the primary process with so many choices.
That alone in 2016 could have saved the Regressive party from T-bone-head.

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