Ranked-choice voting could lessen what Matthew Germer, a researcher at the nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy research organization R Street Institute, called “strategic voting.” People in Wyoming only get one vote for one candidate in each race right now. So, they might not choose someone they actually like if that person is unlikely to win and opt instead for a candidate whom they like less but who is more likely to succeed. Ranked-choice voting could give a boost to harder-to-elect candidates, like independents or those with minority-party affiliations.
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