Is RCV really nonpartisan?


A good example of how nonpartisan ranked choice voting is relates to the two relatively recent presidential elections where there was a significant third party candidate. In 1992, most of Ross Perot's voters likely would have ranked HW Bush second, so Bush would likely have won over Bill Clinton, hence a RCV win for the Republicans. In 2000, most of Ralph Nader's 2nd choice votes would have gone to Al Gore, which would have meant a win over George W Bush, hence a RCV win for the Democrats. This is truly a nonpartisan change in voting logistics that enables election of the candidate with broader support.

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