There has been a dramatic shift in public opinion concerning election reform – but it probably isn’t Independents or Republicans who have altered their priorities. Rank and file Democratic voters, en-masse, are giving up on closed primaries.
Currently, there are several organizations actively promoting election reform at the national level in the United States. Many more groups and individuals are active at the state level. Still, there doesn’t appear to be any overall strategy, common purpose or long term plan for success.
Increasingly, “other” progressives are choosing not to participate in the Democratic primary as voters or candidates. “Ranked Choice Voting” (RCV) is a simple and effective method of consolidating all the progressive vote prior to the final vote tally in a general election.