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NC Forward Party Chair Patrick Newton Talks Better Primaries On Capital Tonight

May 15, 2024

North Carolina faces its second round of runoffs, costing taxpayers extra money to get to an answer that Ranked Choice Voting could yield without extra costs.

“The system we’re currently using, everyone agrees is broken,” says Newton. “[It] isn’t giving people the representation they want. And Ranked Choice Voting, often used with open primaries… you could have a slate of as many candidates who want to run and allow the voters to really determine who gets the seat.”

Watch the whole video here, Patrick’s section starts at 9:09.