Explaining Ranked Choice

Source: American Institute for Economic Research
by Clifford F Thies

“The recent New York City snafu with ranked-choice voting shouldn’t be held against that method of voting. There are indeed problems with the method; as there are with all methods. Among the problems with the Big Apple’s implementation of ranked-choice voting was its novelty. It takes several iterations for voters and election officials to acclimate themselves to the method. Ireland and Australia have used the system for some time now, have mastered it, and reveal the longer-run problems.” (07/10/21)