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Ranked Choice Voting Will Lead to Chaos

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Ranked Choice Voting Will Lead to Chaos

PHOENIX, ARIZONA — In response to the astroturf attempt to force Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) on Arizona and states across the country, Senator Anthony Kern, a member of the Arizona Freedom Caucus, has released the following statement:

The problems with Ranked Choice Voting are numerous and well-documented, the least of which is the erosion of the one-citizen, one-vote principle which has long guided American elections. In jurisdictions where it has been tried, RCV has caused the exact outcomes which election integrity legislators have sought to eliminate, such as disenfranchisement, voter confusion, delayed results, and the unnecessary complication of our elections process.

“RCV may not always result in the candidate with the most first-choice votes winning the election,” said Senator Anthony Kern. “I am aware that there are groups in Arizona advocating for RCV, but this will only lead to chaos, and we must ensure that our constituents have easy and fair access to the ballot box.”

The Arizona Freedom Caucus formally supports the passage of HB 2552 and SB 1265.


For more information, contact:

Kim Quintero

Director of Communications | Arizona State Senate Republican Caucus

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