A change to ranked voting and away from the universally used plurality voting system is beginning to be seen by many in both parties as a potential game changer. The latest news on action to implement ranked voting comes from Massachusetts where Wicked Local Media in Arlington, Massachusetts reports that state Sen. Jason Lewis, D-Winchester introduced legislation to implement ranked-choice voting with eighty-two other state senators signed on as co-sponsors. According to the article as well:
State Sen. Becca Rausch, D-Needham, has introduced separate legislation that would give municipalities the choice to implement ranked-choice voting at the local level. Supporters of Rausch’s and Lewis’ bills, which both await a scheduled hearing, are optimistic they could pass this legislative session. And if not, Friedman is bullish voters will want to make the decision themselves.
Click here for the full story. Ranked choice voting fever continues to spread as more states and localities consider the system following the lead of Maine, the first state to use the voting system. Republican legislators are introducing many ranked voting bills, showing that the partisan battle seen in Maine may not be repeated nationally.