The DC Council hears voting views

Proponents say polling picks would help some voters feel safe taking a chance on a candidate who is truly their favorite, without being afraid to “waste” their vote on a candidate they are afraid of, is unlikely to win – which might benefit unconventional candidates with smaller budgets. Some presented evidence from cities that have used ranked-choice polls, including Minneapolis, Santa Fe, NM, and Oakland, California, to suggest that women and color candidates benefit from the system.

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