Good guys with guns didn’t work. Time to throw that solution out. Maybe we should go ahead and do some things that the majority of voters actually want? Like universal background checks (~90%) and requiring licenses (~80%) in the same way we do for vehicles?
— Scott Santens (@scottsantens) May 25, 2022
New #Democracy-SOS article from @DaveDaley3 on low-turnout party primaries w/ low plurality winners.Add in safe Congressional districts &you have dangerous potential for extremists getting elected w/support from tiny numbers of voters @FairVote @Rob_Richiehttps://t.co/0Iwhqqdc3F
— Steven Hill (@StevenHill1776) May 23, 2022
“Party primaries disenfranchise the majority of voters. In 80 percent of cases the general election is essentially a foreordained conclusion. Non-major-party candidates are regarded as a ‘waste’ of a vote and can never compete.” — @AndrewYanghttps://t.co/Oa2Av6b0IQ pic.twitter.com/Z4FllUEbof
— Dani Leis มาลี (mālī) 🇺🇸🧢 ⬆️ (@danileis) May 18, 2022
Why is local journalism so important for democracy – and what can be done to fill the void left by 2,000+ shuttered local papers? Now on https://t.co/PjWTwI7FIz @taraemcg founder of @CourierNewsroom talks media tribes, how to get factual information to disengaged voters and more. pic.twitter.com/xxwGxPTboG
— Andrew Yang🧢⬆️🇺🇸 (@AndrewYang) May 9, 2022
The duopoly is distorting what we see. It’s not that all Republicans want Trump. It’s that party officials are committing career suicide (and courting death threats) by going against him, primary voters skew to the most extreme, and the voting public only has one of two options.
— Andrew Yang🧢⬆️🇺🇸 (@AndrewYang) May 8, 2022
The 4th is that Republican voters are overweighted because they live in more low-population states where their votes count more heavily. This has the effect of making the average state 6 points more Republican than the average voter. Dems would need to win 54% in multiple cycles.
— Andrew Yang🧢⬆️🇺🇸 (@AndrewYang) May 7, 2022
Since this historic win, #RankedChoiceVoting has expanded to dozens more cities from coast to coast! RCV is the fastest growing voting reform in the nation because once voters use it, they like it and spread the word! 📈 https://t.co/pkOOmQ5SoC
— FairVote (@fairvote) May 6, 2022