Federalist Style Paper

The way in which we need to change congressional apportionment in the House to make it fair is through Fair Representation Voting — representation that comes from ranked choice voting. This concept is the principle that an official or a legislature “should reflect all of the voters who elect them.” Congress will remain the same size but by electing 3 or 4 winners, districts will be larger. By electing candidates from different parties and multi-winner districts it would allow for voters to elect people who represent their party. Ranked-choice voting and recognizes that gerrymandering and campaign finance laws are not the only issues that cause unfair representation but recognizes them. Ranked-choice voting turns America’s non-competitive elections into meaningful elections and motivates people to go out and vote. Unfair representation also doesn’t allow for America’s Congress to represent America as John Adams designed it to. Our Congress does not represent minority populations properly and ranked-choice voting fixes that issue.

Unequal representation has become a framework of our nation that we can change. We know that rank-choiced voting works because local municipalities and cities have switched over and seen increases in voter turnout and voter apathy has gone down. Ranked-choice voting is how we will fix one of many of America’s voting issues and must be implemented as soon as possible. Legislation in states such as Louisiana, North Carolina, and Mass. is being pushed by activists and progressive candidates. We must urge our representatives to pass these laws for our sake and for the sake of democracy.