Ranked choice is the best system for accurately representing the will of the
majority.Because of that, it's quite unlikely we'll see a
ranked-choice system implemented here in Utah.
"Instead of attempting to win in the crowded field outright, Thatcher said
candidates instead ran for second place, trying to "not polarize" the
GOP delegates by taking strong stances."I see trying to not
polarize delegates as a feature, not a bug. Why not try to appeal to the
majority instead of a few?
we have had POTUSs elected without the majority of the popular vote and with a
plurality. Don’t know that we need a majorityM RichardsI
was gone for work last year, couldn't attend the caucus. What were my
options for electing a proxy?How does disenfranchising those who
cannot attend advance democratic principles? previously I have sent
“proxies” who voted opposite of how I would have voted. As a
delegate I voted opposite of how I suspect many in my precinct would haveHow does that represent govt of, by, and for the people? The closer the
vote is to the people, the more it represents the vote of the people – as
opposed to electing someone to elect someone to elect someoneActually it’s the GOP royalty’s princes that come from the
convention and are soundly thrashed in the primary. SB54 takes the question
from GOP royalty and puts it back in the hands of party voters. Thankfully the
GOP was successful in overturning the open primary, which would have allowed
others to help decide the GOP candidateUtah lost when Lee defeated
Bennett in the convention. Don’t know if Bennett could have prevented the
damage dodd-frank did to Utah, but he could have fought more effectively
The caucus system gave every Republican in Utah a chance to elect his proxy who
would attend the nominating convention AFTER taking to each Republican candidate
running for office. At the nominating convention, the elector would vote for
the candidate that met his precinct's requirements. If the first ballot
did not decide who would run on the primary, then more votes would be taken
until only two candidates remained.Then Republican Royalty decided
that because their Princes were not being elected, that they would change
things. Now we have a corrupt mess that pits the people against Republican
Royalty. Republican Royalty decided that the people of Utah were too ignorant
to know why the Princes should not be elected, therefore they would chose for us
via SB-54.You may have noticed that I only commented on how
Republicans choose candidates. I am not familiar with how the Democrats handle
the matter. There must be run-off elections until a clear winner has
been chosen. No other method is moral.
TAS - The problem seems to be where to put the post.
Keep it simple, first past the post wins the election, just like a horse race.
None of these systems is a good idea. All they do is allow crooked
politician's to play to the most ignorant and gullible members of our
society.Utah had a perfectly good system, in which the wisest and
most righteous people could carefully scrutinize candidates, and then tell the
people who they should vote for. That wisdom created a just and moral society.
We must return to honoring our chosen leaders, and following their
teachings. Otherwise, our republic will fail!