Opinion | Ranked-choice voting is not the best choice for elections

Mr. Adams led by practically 10 share factors over civil rights lawyer Maya Wiley after the primary spherical of in-person voting. We will assume in a runoff election, which is what New York Metropolis did earlier than this yr, most of former sanitation commissioner Kathryn Garcia’s assist would have gone to him, and his victory would have been bigger. We received’t know the way many individuals made a second selection until all of the ballots are checked out, however the type of alliances Ms. Garcia and Andrew Yang made can simply skew the end result and elect somebody nearly all of voters don’t actually need. Ranked-choice voting assumes voters will take the time to study concerning the positions of many candidates, and we all know having them study one candidate is tough sufficient.



Hung is a Interreviewed U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Hung joined Interreviewed in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: hung@interreviewed.com.

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