Opinion: Why Conservatives Should Back State Voting Rights Acts

City Journal

The statutes also authorize “alternative voting system” remedies, such as ranked-choice voting in at-large or multimember districts. Indeed, the Campaign Legal Center’s model state VRA (“Model Bill”) would declare a statutory preference for non-districting remedies in cases where at-large elections have been found to dilute minority votes. The Campaign Legal Center’s Model Bill gives Republicans a chance to realize their election-timing objectives by reframing the issue as a matter of civil rights and by tying it to the electoral-reform priorities of other members of the Democratic Party coalition.

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