We must stop playing politics like chess

"Chess isn’t a collaborative effort or even a race to a goal, but rather a zero-sum systematic dismantling and entrapment of your opponent." But politics don't have to be that way.

Approval Voting deserves serious consideration

Originally published in Ogden's Standard-Examiner, Feb 4, 2021 Approval Voting is an alternative voting method that gives voters the freedom to choose all of the candidates they like rather than being forced to pick just one. Like RCV, it allows you to express your vote for your favorite candidate and a more consensus candidate, but... Continue Reading →

Approval voting can help solve our political problems

Originally published in The Salt Lake Tribune | Public Forum | Feb. 14, 2021, 6:00 a.m. With our country deeply divided over politics, we need to reward leaders who avoid divisiveness and extremism. Unfortunately, our current electoral system rewards extremists who grab attention and promise to fight their political adversaries. One simple change in how... Continue Reading →

What is Approval Voting?

"So, who did you vote for President?" Right now, if you asked someone this question, you would expect them to answer with one name. Our current voting system, called 'plurality voting,' requires that each voter select only one candidate to cast their vote for. However, this is often not ideal. You may have a favorite... Continue Reading →

Fargo Becomes First U.S. City to Try Approval Voting

Reform Fargo has worked hard to help get Approval Voting on the ballots for their city. Their ballot measure passed in 2018, and Fargo had its first approval-based election this June. Read more here: Fargo Becomes First U.S. City to Try Approval Voting

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