Ranked choice voting has drawn support as a sensible solution to problems with our elections, with backers including leading newspapers, political leaders, electoral reform commissions and organizations. Here is a sample of that support that focuses in particular on the single-winner form of ranked choice voting — also known as “instant runoff voting.”

 

John McCain (R)

Former Arizona U.S. Senator

Bill Weld Has Nothing to Lose - Boston Magazine

Bill Weld (R)

Former Massachusetts Governor

Why Ranked Choice Voting will improve America's elections, USA Today, Oct. 2, 2020

Ben Shapiro

Conservative Political Commentator

David Brooks

Conservative Commentator & Columnist

One Reform to Save America, NY Times, May 21, 2018

Chris Stirewalt

Political Editor at The Dispatch, former Fox News Channel Commentator

Fox Business Interview, Nov. 13, 2018

Jo Jorgensen (L)

Former Libertarian Presidential Candidate, political activists and academic

RCV has to be enacted at the state level, Twitter, Oct. 17, 2020

Gary Herbert (R)

Former Utah Governor

Why is Utah using Ranked Choice Voting?, March 13, 2018

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Arne Carlson (R)

Former Minnesota Governor

Former MN Gov Arne Carlson (R), supports #RankedChoiceVoting, Twitter, Nov. 8, 2021

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David Durenberger (R)

Former Minnesota U.S. Senator

How RCV could help take some of the money out of political campaigns, MinnPost, Mar. 17, 2014

David Jolly (R, I)

Former Florida U.S. Congressman (R)

SAM Chairman David Jolly Talks with Rank My Vote Florida, May 12, 2022

Andrew Yang (I)

Former Democratic Presidential Candidate, political activist

Ranked-Choice is Having a Moment.  Andrew Yang Has Thoughts, Arnold Ventures, Nov. 6, 2021

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