Letter: Actually, approval voting is more expressive

Originally published in The Salt Lake Tribune | Public Forum | Dec. 7, 2021 I was discouraged to see a disingenuous take in a recent letter on the action by legislators to knock down adding approval voting to the municipal alternative voting methods pilot project, which is testing methods to inform a conversation on the best method... Continue Reading →

Utah county clerks say ranked-choice voting elections Tuesday went smoothly, but there’s still an option to be tested

Originally published on KUER | Politics & Government | Nov. 3, 2021 Utah’s November municipal election was a big experiment in ranked-choice voting. About two dozen cities tried it Tuesday and county election officials said the process went smoothly. Ranked-choice voting lets voters choose candidates in order of preference. If no one gets a majority... Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: We must stop playing politics like chess

Originally published at UtahPolicy.com | Today At Utah Policy | Feb. 2, 2021 Have you ever tried playing chess without taking any of your opponent’s pieces? This question is ridiculous to anyone who has the slightest notion of how chess is played. Chess isn’t a collaborative effort or even a race to a goal, but... Continue Reading →

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