The Problem with the U.S. Voting System
We don't have a "two-party system" so much as we have an electoral system which favors two center-right political parties. And those two parties have done everything in their power to maintain their power and eliminate, ridicule and harass the competition.
There is a solution to what some call the 'spoiler' problem, which is really a much deeper problem of widespread voter anger at and alienation from our electoral system.
That solution is called Ranked-Choice Voting (RCV), also known as Instant-Runoff Voting (IRV).
Ranked-Choice Voting eliminates the perceived "spoiler" problem and ensures that the winner of an election has the support of a majority of voters. RCV is easy as 1, 2, 3. Under this system, potential voters are empowered and encouraged to come to the polls because there will be more choices of candidates and the individual voter's ballot will have more impact.
Find Out More About Ranked Choice Voting
- How Does Ranked Choice Voting Work?
- How To Mark Your Ranked Choice Ballot for San Francisco Elections
- Try Ranked Choice Voting for Yourself!