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Ranked Choice Voting

  1. early and often
    Alaska Struggles With Its Weird New Election SystemA top-four primary, ranked-choice voting, and a special congressional election are colliding. Plus, the race features Sarah Palin and Santa Claus.
  2. 2022 midterms
    What’s the Point of Manchin and Murkowski Endorsing Each Other?Manchin has made a habit of backing relatively moderate Republican colleagues, but it probably won’t help Murkowski’s complex path to reelection.
  3. the city politic
    Why New York City’s Low Voter Turnout Isn’t the Problem Everybody Says It IsThe city’s voting system is far from perfect. But don’t buy the argument that it needs an overhaul to get more people to the polls.
  4. virginia governor’s race
    If McAuliffe Loses to Youngkin, Don’t Blame Princess BlandingMajor-party supporters have a bad habit of blaming close losses on “spoilers” like Blanding, who represent distinct and legitimate points of view.
  5. politics
    Andrew Yang Is Now Too ‘Outsider’ for Our Two-Party SystemLeaving the Democratic Party and declaring himself an independent probably won’t help Yang get his ideas enacted, but maybe it will sell more books.
  6. 2022 midterms
    Paul LePage Is Running for Governor of Maine AgainHe’s counting on midterm backlash and an independent spoiler to beat Democrat Janet Mills. If he does, it will be seen as an omen for Trump ’24.
  7. liveblog
    Eric Adams Declares Victory in Mayoral Primary: UpdatesHe narrowly defeated Kathryn Garcia after absentee ballots were finally counted.
  8. the city politic
    Who Won the Mayoral Primary?A complicated new voting system meets an archaic bureaucracy.
  9. nyc mayoral race
    The Big Winner of the NYC Mayor’s Race Was Ranked-Choice VotingThe new format created a more dynamic campaign — and could be a model for the nation.
  10. 2022 midterms
    Will Ranked-Choice Voting Help or Hurt Lisa Murkowski?The veteran maverick Republican will have to fight off a Trump-endorsed conservative and a Democrat-backed independent if she runs for a fourth term.
  11. politics
    Why There Could Be No Winner on Election NightNew York City’s experiment in ranked-choice voting begins.
  12. 2021 mayoral race
    Garcia Is Taking Yang’s Help, But Not Returning ItThe mayoral candidates may be campaigning together, but only Yang has cross-endorsed, and Garcia says she just wants his “number twos.”
  13. 2021 elections
    MAGA + Money Wins Virginia’s GOP Gubernatorial Race“Christian outsider businessman” Glenn Youngkin has the dough to keep things interesting against Democrat Terry McAuliffe.
  14. 2021 elections
    Virginia GOP’s Gubernatorial Contest Is a Trumpian MessAn “unassembled” convention has spurred threats of a lawsuit from MAGA candidate Amanda Chase, who could also doom the whole ticket.
  15. election reform
    Alaska Voters Approve Two Major Election ReformsBallot Measure 2 gives Alaska a top-four nonpartisan primary system and (like Maine) ranked-choice voting. It could be good news for Lisa Murkowski.
  16. 2020 elections
    We May Have to Wait for Senate Election Results, TooFor reasons ranging from slow counts of mail ballots to funky majority-vote requirements, we may not know who controls the Senate until January.
  17. 2020 elections
    Ranked-Choice Voting Would Prevent Minor-Party SpoilersSusan Collins might not like Maine’s new system come November, but it helps protect the freedom to choose minor parties and avoids the “spoiled” vote.
  18. vision 2020
    Bye-Bye, CaucusesWyoming’s April 4 contest may be the last-ever authorized Democratic presidential nominating caucus.
  19. election reform
    Sometimes Slow Election Results Are Good for DemocracyWe have no birthright to instant election results, particularly when a slow count reflects greater access to the ballot.
  20. vision 2020
    Nevada Tries Early CaucusingEssentially using ranked-choice voting, early participants can simulate the two-stage alignments and realignments of regular caucusgoers.
  21. 2020 presidential election
    There’s a New, Improved Iowa Democratic CaucusThe new rules make it possible to participate by a “virtual caucus” and require an actual straw poll of all caucus participants.
  22. 2018 midterms
    All the Midterm Races That Remain UnresolvedThere are ten House races, two Senate races, and two gubernatorial races where there’s still doubt about who won.
  23. 8 Days After Primary, Maine Democrats Get Their Top NomineesFirst-place finishers in the Democratic primaries for governor and Congress won after “ranked-choice voting” implemented, but it took a while.
  24. Primaries Set Up Big General-Election BattlesFrom a wave of Democratic woman in Virginia to a shot at a GOP Senate seat in Nevada, the June 12 primaries set tables for a November banquet.
  25. GOP Could Get Even Trumpier in June 12 PrimariesThe primaries range from big gubernatorial fights in South Carolina and Nevada to open House races in Virginia to ranked-choice voting in Maine.