This article by Haly Jungwirth is published by Fair Vote. Here is an excerpt:
Ranked choice voting (RCV) improves representation, increases participation, and improves our democracy. Some may have you believe that RCV is a tool for helping one party over another; however, recent legislation and elections prove that ranked choice voting is a cross-partisan reform with support on both sides of the aisle.
In 2019, New York City voted to amend their charter to implement RCV in primaries and special elections. FairVote Action Board Member Andrew Yang, a long-time supporter of RCV and founder of the Forward Party, tweeted, “Ranked choice voting would let us express our true preferences and make our politics more dynamic and responsive. We should make it the norm throughout the country.” Fast forward to 2021, when Eric Adams, a moderate Democrat, was elected the mayor through these recently instituted RCV primaries.
On the other side of the aisle, Virginia’s new governor, Glenn Youngkin, was nominated by Virginia’s Republican Party through an RCV convention. Using RCV allowed Virginia Republicans to choose a nominee that appealed to a wide range of voters and ultimately won the gubernatorial election for the first time in over a decade.