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Carman: Ranked-choice voting could make our political process a little less awful

Let’s begin by stipulating that there’s probably no way to escape the steaming pile of awfulness we’re in politically with a mere change in election ballots. Hateful rhetoric, lies, rampant voter suppression measures and the racist monstrosity known as the Electoral College are not going to be neutralized by anything as simple as a new […]

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Zornio: Broomfield passed ranked choice voting, what does that mean for Colorado at large?

In good news, Colorado’s recent election led to a bipartisan victory to pass ranked choice voting in Broomfield. As the inaugural city and county to apply this voting method to all municipal races, this win likely holds implications for voters statewide.  But first, what is RCV? Ranked choice voting is a method that allows voters […]

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Just four Colorado cities use ranked-choice voting. Democratic lawmakers want to make it easier for others to adopt.

It’s a relatively rare way to vote in the United States, but a group of Democratic state lawmakers want to make it easier to use ranked-choice voting to elect leaders in Colorado cities.  Here’s how it works: instead of casting a vote for a single candidate, voters rank candidates in order of their preference. The […]

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Colorado is a key state in the debate about the best way to pick candidates in elections

All eyes are on the 2020 election, but some in Colorado are looking at future elections and debating how voters select candidates. None of the changes will take effect this year, but the question about how elections are conducted will land on the November ballot. Colorado will consider the national popular vote, and perhaps other […]