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White Bear Press: Check out ranked-choice voting

Mike Krachmer in the White Bear Press   I am not a political extremist, I am not prone to hyperbole, and I don’t easily get worked up. Nonetheless, I must express that I am deeply alarmed by the degree to which polarization, disinformation and negative partisanship are...

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Mankato Free Press: Minnesota needs ranked choice voting

Andrew Weinzierl in The Mankato Free Press: Rather than feeling pressured to vote for the lesser of two evils, we deserve an election process that is fair for all voters, promotes civility, and produces outcomes that are a truer reflection of the will of the people. It’s time...

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SW News Media: It’s time to pass Ranked Choice Voting

Ali Chechem Ali in SW News Media: At first blush you may be merely frustrated that 52.5% of Shakopee voted for a progressive candidate but because of the vote-splitting spoiler effect, Republican Erik Mortenson will represent our community in St. Paul. But in truth, rage may be...

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Washington Post: Next up for Never Trumpers

Jennifer Rubin in The Washington Post: The first and essential goal for Never Trumpers — the general description for the loose affiliation of former Republicans and anti-Trump Republicans who worked on behalf of President-elect Joe Biden — was accomplished with the defeat of...

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Sun Current: Competitive, robust elections coming

Laura Calbone and Marcia Wattson in The Sun Current:  We are thrilled that ranked-choice voting passed and that Bloomington voters will begin using it in mayoral and city council elections starting next year. Thank you to everyone who voted yes on ballot question 3, who believe...

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Sun Current: Ranked-choice voting effort appreciated

Richard Laybourn in The Sun Current:  Laura Calbone and Marcia Wattson deserve much appreciation for spearheading a one-and-a-half year, sustained effort to successfully help pass ranked-choice voting in Bloomington with the assistance of many dedicated volunteers. Hopefully...

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Boston Globe: Vote yes on Question 2

The Boston Globe Editorial Board: It’s the linchpin of any functioning democracy: Citizens choose their leaders. But too often in this country, the will of constituents is thwarted, and we elect officials who don’t have the support of a majority of voters. Massachusetts voters...

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Guest Blog: Yes is the Answer

Rep Steve Elkins and Ann Johnson Stewart: Your voice can save democracy this November 3. That statement may sound overly dramatic, but it is not an exaggeration. At the local, state, and national levels, elections have made some people feel that they don’t have a voice --...

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