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What is RCV?

In most parts of the United States, voters select a single candidate for each position on their ballot, and the candidate with the most votes wins. This is known as single-choice, winner-take-all, which can sometimes result in the election of a candidate who earned only a small percentage of the vote. But that’s not the only way of electing our leaders. Ranked choice voting is another voting method which allows voters to rank their favorite candidates in order of preference.

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