IDGOP Statement: Initiative to impose ranked choice voting


May 4, 2023

Boise, ID —

In response to the initiative to impose ranked choice voting, IDGOP Chairwoman Dorothy Moon issued the following statement:

The people of Idaho’s elected representatives enacted a statutory defense of “one person, one vote.” Now a Leftist group is bringing this initiative to repeal “one person, one vote” and replace it with a complicated scheme of ranked multi-voting, where voters choose multiple candidates and their votes are tabulated in a hidden process. This method favors Democrats where it has been used. It has also been abused, repeatedly. Alaska votes this way, and just last week the Alaska Supreme Court found that significant errors in the hidden tabulation system caused the wrong candidates to advance to the second and third rounds of counting. The RNC opposes these methods and even California governors Jerry Brown and Gavin Newsom called this kind of voting untrustworthy, expensive, and overly complex. Every jurisdiction that has adopted this system has seen voting participation plummet. Idaho’s system works without importing Leftist ideas from Oakland or Brooklyn.

Dorothy Moon

Chairwoman of the Idaho Republican Party

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