Minnesota Report

Focus: Municipal Elections

There is a different campaign effort underway in Bloomington and Minnetonka for the voters who cast ballots in their municipal elections to take a picture of the single vote they cast in the voting booth. This is intended for voters who, oppose Ranked Choice Voting (RCV), to one, express their disgust for the voting system; two, show their clear intent; and three, have evidence for a court case.

The case will then encompass two realities, one, the fact that these voters selected a specific candidate, and if that candidate, fails to remain on the ballot, they were structurally disenfranchised and their vote was treated differently then other voters, a violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment, and when other votes are tabulated through a transference of their vote for more than one person, it is also a violation of the 14th Amendment, but this time, it is the concept of one-person, one-vote.

We have argued these points for years and it will be good to see, someone actually stands up and challenges RCV and proves it is a system in violation of the core concepts of American Democracy.