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Redistricting By Citizens, Rank-Choice Voting, Multi-Member Districts

Rank Choice Voting

A current bill in Congress proposes a new way of electing Members of Congress when there are more than two candidates. Proponents say this method addresses the following two issues with the current system:
• It is now difficult for independent and third-party candidates to get traction. While some voters might favor them, those voters often select other candidates from a major party out of concern they’d be throwing away their vote.
• In an election with three or more candidates, the winner may not have anywhere near a majority of votes and might even be opposed by the majority of voters.

Opponents of the bill say these issues are not significant enough to warrant overhauling the way that Members of Congress are elected.