There is a voting reform movement that is underway. There are key African American figures behind this movement who are making praiseworthy strides to ensure that voting rights are enhanced in America. This article by Haly Jungwirth is published by Fair Vote. Here is an excerpt:
FairVote’s 2021 report, Ranked Choice Voting Elections Benefit Candidates and Voters of Color, found that Black voters tend to rank more candidates than their White peers, and Black candidates tend to benefit more in the round-by-round counting process. Similarly, Black candidates don’t pay any “vote-splitting” penalty for running against other Black candidates – a common concern in standard first-past-the-post elections.
As FairVote’s Khalid Pitts and distinguished panelists discussed in a Twitter Spaces event yesterday, Black Americans have been – and continue to be – at the leading edge of the fight for voting rights and reform, including for ranked choice voting and proportional representation.
Here are just a few of the many examples of African-Americans’ leadership and success in the movement for better elections for all:
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