Mr. Tom Perez: Apply Ranked Choice Voting to the 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary

Mr. Tom Perez: Apply Ranked Choice Voting to the 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary

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Charles Nafe started this petition to Senator Elizabeth Warren and

As we look forward to the 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary to unseat Donald Trump, it is imperative that we learn from the failures of past primary seasons. We will have one of the best field of candidates in the history of our party stepping forward, and it is my fear that the primary will divide and discourage Democrats because of what is viewed as the necessary tearing down of other candidates. It is also important for people to support multiple candidates at this early stage. The Democratic Party should be using the most innovative methods to get their base involved in making this decision and ranked choice voting will allow for that. 

With a field of twenty candidates, it is not enough to allow me or other voters to simply select the person they like the best, but to also say who they'd be comfortable in the event their candidate didn't make it past the post first. Ranked choice voting has shown to bring forward candidates with broader appeal and help the discourse during the race itself. The incentive to tear down the opposition will be lessened, so the debates will be less reality show theatrics and more a discussion of the issues that matter to people. 

Make people feel like their vote counts in this process and lets get the greatest look into the Democratic Party that we can by allowing our voters to rank the candidates on their ballot.

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