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IVN Editor Shawn Griffiths talks with Center for Election Science Executive Director Aaron Hamlin about a new voting method that he says would ensure no candidate is ever a spoiler and every vote counts. It's called approval voting, and it was adopted for the first time in US history by the city of Fargo in 2018. When city officials refused to take it up, reformers kept the fight going and rallied voter support to pass the historic reform. Approval voting in Fargo was just one of the many nonpartisan election and political reforms that swept the nation in the 2018 midterms, and organizations like the Center for Election Science are setting their sights on more reforms in 2020. Shawn and Aaron discuss approval voting, the Center for Election Science, a newly received $1.8 million grant to be used in future campaigns, and what this could mean for high-profile elections, like a crowded presidential field. Be sure to leave comments, questions, and feedback in the comment section.


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