Cotton Mouth: Political Careerist vs. Ranked Choice Voting

Source: Garrison Center
by Thomas L Knapp

“[US Senator] Cotton fears and loathes the idea of voters ranking their candidate preferences and making those preferences count,  instead of just heaving a sigh and ticking the box next to whatever supposedly lesser evil one of two parties presents for coronation. The ‘major’ parties’ shared monopoly on ballot access, debate inclusion, gerrymandering, etc., combines with ‘first past the post’ plurality elections to guarantee political careerists like Tom Cotton the paychecks and power to which they consider themselves as entitled as George III is to his newly acquired throne, crown, and scepter.” (09/13/22)