Republicans Oppose Ranked Choice Voting

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WHEREAS, The mission of the Republican Party is to act as the party of liberty, the party of equality, the party
of opportunity for all, the party of favoritism for none and to encourage and allow the broadest possible
participation of all voters in Republican Party activities at all levels and to ensure that the Republican Party is
open and accessible to all Americans;
WHEREAS, America has operated on a well-understood and relatively uniform election system that has been
implemented over two hundred years to support our constitutional republic;
WHEREAS, The political parties in America have created the world’s largest representative forums for debate
amongst thousands of factions of American citizens all across the nation;
WHEREAS, Traditional American primary and general elections ensure that voters who support one candidate,
not a plurality of candidates, are heard clearly while ranked choice voting schemes open elections to ‘ballot
exhaustion’ or the disenfranchisement of voters who choose not to support multiple candidates who do not clearly
represent their values;
WHEREAS, The grassroots activists of the Republican Party have made it abundantly clear that they do not trust
new election procedures, outcomes, and further complications of modern systems that sow additional distrust in
elections and we need to keep voting simple and secure;
WHEREAS, Educating voters on the confusing processes that vary by state has cost taxpayers tens of millions of
dollars for educational efforts that have provided ineffective results;
WHEREAS, States and communities where ranked choice voting has been tested have consistently decreased
voter participation in those communities and in many cases the elections have resulted in more discarded votes
than counted votes;
WHEREAS, Ranked choice voting often results in additional tabulation delays resulting in days or weeks of
additional counting while depending exclusively on technology without traceable ballots to support determined
winners; and
WHEREAS, Supporters of ranked choice voting seek to eliminate or disempower party primaries; therefore, be
RESOLVED, That the Republican National Committee rejects ranked choice voting and similar schemes that
increase election distrust, and voter suppression and disenfranchisement, eliminate the historic political party
system, and put elections in the hands of expensive election schemes that cost taxpayers and depend exclusively
on confusing technology and unelected bureaucrats to manage it; and
RESOLVED, That the Republican National Committee calls on Congress, state legislatures, and voters to oppose
ranked choice voting in every locality and level of government and return elections to easier systems that have
worked for centuries for fair and transparent elections.

Montgomery County Republican Party