“Lessons from Other Democracies: Ideas for Combatting Mistrust and Polarization in US Elections”

Read this valuable 19-page report co-authored by Rachael Dean Wilson, Kevin Johnson, and David Levine (and jointly produced by the Alliance for Securing Democracy at the German-Marshall Fund and the Election Reformers Network. It’s a balanced and fair-minded assessment what needs attention and what can be done, both short-term and long-term, to improve the situation. The examples from other countries are interesting and useful. For example, I was previously unaware of the specific Canadian example on using RCV (to elect a party leader) or Northern Ireland’s use of multi-member districts with RCV. Hopefully, this report will have a constructive impact on policymakers.

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