Executive Director of Rank The Vote, Nathan Lockwood, visited Politics Done Right at Netroots Nation 2022 to discuss Rank Choice Voting.
Nathan Lockwood on Rank Choice Voting
Nathan Lockwood was unequivocal in the reasons why Rank Choice Voting is the preferred method for Americans to vote. It ensures that Americans do not have to settle for the best of the worst.
Here is how Rank Choice Vote (RCV) works.
RCV gives voters more freedom, more expression, and more power. Instead of picking just one candidate, a voter has the option to rank their candidates in order of preference — 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and so on.
For the first time ever, a voter now has the power of backup choices. This means that if their favorite (1st choice) cannot win the election, their vote instantly counts toward their next choice. This type of power helps voters succeed in two kinds of election scenarios:
As a voter, with RCV, you can always vote for the candidate you truly love without the fear of “throwing your vote away”. Even if your favorite is not a front-runner, you have backup choices, so your vote is never wasted, and your voice is always heard. Check out the full explanation of the process here.
Please listen to the entire interview. I am sure you will find it enlightening.
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