Maine represents the first time we can get a good look at how well ranked-choice voting is living up to its promises.
Ted Getschman articles
Ted Getschman has spent years examining the challenges of American polarization from an international viewpoint as he worked with U.S. ally and partner nations during his service as a U.S. Naval Officer.
His personal studies of election methods and voting theory, as well as his work in boardgame design led to his conclusion that solving our national division requires seeing political candidates as players and our election methods as defining their winning strategy and the driver of their actions, either to tear the nation apart or bring it together.
He holds a Master’s of Science in International Relations from Troy State University and developed the Swarm Age on-line tool which he continues to refine for the nation-wide Score Voting Movement. Those interested can find there a draft of his upcoming book, Solving America: How America’s Voting Methods Create Political Polarization, Government Gridlock, and Ignored Voters, and How Score Voting Methods Solve These Problems (and Why Ranked Choice Voting Can’t).