Ranked Choice: Eliminating vote splitting on the general election ballot.

By design, four candidates are advanced from a hybrid primary to the general election. For major party candidates, the two-stage vote tally eliminates vote splitting in the primary, but vote splitting in the general election still exists. For Democrats and other progressives this is critical. In the past, vote splitting by progressive candidates in the general election has resulted in the election of conservative candidates with less than 50% of the vote. (Bush, Gore, Nader – Florida 2000)

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