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Reader's View: Ranked-choice voting a bad idea in Nevada, too

Ranked-choice voting — or, as it’s known here, Nevada Voters First — promises to do away with the person getting the most votes winning.

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There is a process underway here in Nevada and all across our nation that threatens to undermine our election process. Here in Nevada it is called Nevada Voters First. This is a referendum petition that sounds very benign. It has been placed on the ballot by a Las Vegas attorney who reportedly is greatly associated with the gaming commission of Nevada.

The initiative is actually for ranked-choice voting. It aims to rewrite Nevada’s voting law. Ranked-choice voting — or, as it’s known here, Nevada Voters First — promises to do away with the person getting the most votes winning. A tie would no longer be up to the state legislature to decide.

With ranked-choice voting, the candidate with the most votes may not win, allowing the second-place or even third-place candidate to win. This would be totally unfair and very, very confusing.

There are many questionable groups which support ranked-choice voting. Large sums of money are coming in from businessman George Soros for it, who is responsible for funding campaigns across the country, including to elect leftist district attorneys who are less likely to prosecute criminals, which causes crime to rise in major cities.

The supporting groups of this initiative all have in common their loyalty to left-leaning socialists. In Nevada, socialists have taken over state government. Make no mistake, this referendum petition would be no good for our republic. It must be defeated.


Please read for yourselves about ranked-choice voting, as it is a most convoluted initiative. If it succeeds, it promises to lead us further down a socialist path. I wonder why anyone would think this could be good for the United States of America. Socialism is seen as the bridge between capitalism and communism.

Arnold Breitenbach

Pahrump, Nevada

The writer is formerly of Superior.

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