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Ranked Choice Voting Elections Benefit Candidates and Voters of Color


“A 2021 report from FairVote examines the ways in which communities of color benefit from ranked choice voting. Key findings include:

Candidates of color benefit from the round-by-round counting process.
Voters of color tend to rank more candidates than White voters.
Candidates of color see the strongest gains in districts with a majority of voters of color.
Candidates pay no penalty when they run against opponents of the same race or ethnicity. “

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