Andrew Yang & Bill Weld: Why RCV will improve America's Elections
In a year when over 3 million ballots were wasted on candidates who dropped out, the need for reform has never been more obvious: if we want the voices of the American people to be heard, we need to transform the way we hold our presidential elections.
Earlier this year, the Unite America Institute released a white paper on the use of ranked choice voting in presidential primaries, arguing that ranked choice voting would allow for the American people to have more choice, voice, and power when it comes to choosing the nominees.
The Institute's call for reform was echoed today by two former 2020 presidential candidates, businessman and philanthropist Andrew Yang (D) and former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld (R).
In an opinion piece in USA Today, the bipartisan duo wrote:
"It’s time we bring our presidential primary process into the 21st Century by adopting ranked choice voting. This promising non-partisan electoral reform would give voters more voice, choice, and power in the primary process."