Tag: Voting

Why the All Star Game is in Denver

Major League Baseball moved its All-Star Game from Atlanta to Denver. That move came in protest against Georgia’s new law that limits access to voting for many people. Republicans favor new voter restrictions after losing the 2020 election. And they have now responded to Major League Baseball with a new disinformation campaign. They’ve said Colorado’s voter laws are just as restrictive as Georgia’s. In reality, Colorado voting laws are among the most inclusive in the country.

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Ranked choice voting

A ranked-choice voting system (RCV) is an electoral system in which voters rank candidates by preference on their ballots. If a candidate wins a majority of first-preference votes, he or she is declared the winner. If no candidate wins a majority of first-preference votes, the candidate with the fewest first-preference votes is eliminated. First-preference votes cast for the failed candidate are eliminated, lifting the second-preference choices indicated on those ballots. A new tally is conducted to determine whether any candidate has won a majority of the adjusted votes. The process is repeated until a candidate wins an outright majority. This system is sometimes referred to as an instant runoff voting system.

https://ballotpedia.org/Ranked-choice_voting_(RCV)