Jason Snead: The Ranked-Choice Voting Virus Spreads To Utah

"A guinea pig.” That is what Sandy, Utah Mayor Monica Zoltanski said that “ranked-choice voting” (RCV) made of her hometown. The town opted into Utah’s controversial RCV pilot program, but the experiment has not gone well. The cost-saving promised by proponents never materialized, but the real alarm bells should have sounded when the experiment produced voter confusion and voter disengagement.Yet instead of ending this failed pilot program, Utah legislators are now considering a bill to expand ranked-choice voting to primary elections for state and federal office.

Watch: 24 Videos of AZ Voters Documenting Spoiled Ballots, Broken Tabulators, and the Dreaded ‘Box 3’

There is nothing more tantamount to American democracy than the right to vote. Given that fact, it would only make entirely too much sense to make voting as safe, secure and efficient as possible. So then why isn’t it?

JASON SNEAD: America’s Electoral System Is Suffering From A Credibility Crisis

Defying all predictions of a photo finish senate race, Pennsylvania Democrat John Fetterman won 50.3% of the vote to Republican Dr. Mehmet Oz’s 47.3%. The unexpectedly large margin helped avoid a midterm meltdown. But don’t be deceived; that margin masks major electoral system dysfunction that remains unaddressed.

SNEAD: A Disturbing Movement Is Picking Up Steam On The Left — Letting Noncitizens Vote

Voting has long been one of the privileges of American citizenship, but perhaps not for much longer. Left-wing activists are going all-in with their demands to let noncitizens vote, and Washington, D.C., just took up the charge.

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