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Political Sci Prof Craig Burnett on Ranked Choice Voting Amendment

Craig Burnett
Craig Burnett
Associated Press

Political Science Professor Craig Burnett was interviewed by the Associate Press about the passage of a statewide ranked choice voting amendment in Maine. Ranked choice voting allows citizens to rank their top ballot choices from first to last instead of simply choosing a single candidate. According to Dr. Burnett, the system is not without its drawbacks: “All voting systems have costs and benefits. There’s no such thing as a perfect way to cast and count votes,” he said.

Nationwide, four communities that adopted ranked-choice voting later repealed it.

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