| Associated Press | U.S. News & World Report |
MADISON, Wis. — A bipartisan group of Wisconsin lawmakers on Wednesday revived a push to implement ranked-choice voting and nonpartisan blanket primaries in the battleground state.
It’s the second time the idea has received bipartisan support in the Republican-controlled Legislature. A nearly identical bill introduced in 2021 was never voted out of the Senate elections committee.
”Change the incentives
The goal “is not to change who gets elected; it is designed to change the incentives of those who do get elected,” authors of the bill said in a message asking other lawmakers to co-sponsor it. The three Democrats and two Republicans proposing the measure say it will make lawmakers more accountable to a wider range of voters.
Ranked-choice voting has been adopted in Maine and Alaska and proposed in numerous state legislatures in recent years.