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FairVote.org - Open General Elections Deserve Support in Colorado

May 6, 2014

Open General Elections Deserve Support in Colorado

FairVote has been on the cutting edge of analysis and criticism of the “Top Two” system of elections used in California and Washington. We support opening primary elections as long as taxpayers are financing them and freedom of association is upheld, but believe the key emphasis should be on opening up the critically important general elections. Rather than advancing only two candidates to the general election ballot in primaries with lower, less representative voter turnout, we support advancing more than two candidates and conducting the general election using ranked choice voting. A version of our “Top Four” proposal may soon be seeing its first campaign in Colorado.

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