Ginsburg is a second-year student at Georgetown University and an intern at FairVote, a nonpartisan group advocating mainly for ranked-choice voting but also the creation of multi-member legislative districts.
Every four years Americans refocus their collective attention on the lovable wackiness of Iowa's first-in-the-nation presidential voting.
For more than a year, the candidates have competed to endear themselves to voters — who will eventually decide these hopefuls' political fate — by munching on deep-fried Oreos or challenging hecklers to push-up contests.
And now, on Monday night, all heck is going to break loose. Hundreds of Democrats will crowd into local libraries and high school gyms to make their case to their neighbors and, eventually, vote publicly with their feet. Unlike any other event in American politics, these caucuses, by discarding the secret ballot while simultaneously prioritizing face-to-face persuasion, emphasize an intensely personal form of politics.
But those aren't the only reasons the Iowa caucuses are unique. They also allow for a voting mindset that is alien to the average American voter: ranking the candidates.
- Ranked-Choice Voting - The Fulcrum ›
- Ranked-choice voting has momentum and a track record of success ... ›
- Who knew? Ranked-choice voting is coming to the presidential ... ›
- Why ranked-choice voting beats approval voting - The Fulcrum ›
- Can two flawed election systems merge into a better hybrid? - The Fulcrum ›
- Ranked-choice voting wins Democracy Madness tournament - The Fulcrum ›
- RCV should be a part of the coronavirus elections fix - The Fulcrum ›