| Paula Winter | Palestineherald.com |
Currently in Texas general elections for statewide offices and legislative seats both in Texas and Congress, the candidate who receives the most votes wins, even if that is less than a majority. For party primaries and special elections, the winner must receive a majority. This often means the two candidates who received the most votes advance to a separate runoff election. Runoffs are costly and often result in very low turnout.
Easy to use
Ranked choice voting sometimes helps Republicans, sometimes helps Democrats, and always helps elect candidates with broad voter support.
Ranked choice voting is used statewide in Alaska and Maine, for military and overseas voters in six southern states, in around 50 cities and counties scattered around the US, in 5 states for Democratic presidential primaries, and in special elections in Hawaii. Most people that use it like it and report that it is easy to use.