Chase Oliver on Government Reform



Ranked-choice voting is better than runoffs

There's also the matter of the state's unusual rules requiring a runoff if neither candidate gets to 50% of the vote. That might free some voters to follow their conscience in the first round of voting--perhaps by backing Oliver--with the knowledge that they will have a chance to vote strategically in the runoff. In a state with a more typical first-past-the-post system, Oliver may have seen some of his prospective voters reluctantly pulled to Warnock's or Walker's camp in the campaign's final days--a frustrating phenomenon with which any third-party or independent candidate has to contend.

Coming out of an election where so many Georgians rejected the two-party system, Oliver says there might be momentum for additional changes. "Runoffs are better than plurality voting. Ranked-choice voting is better than runoffs," he says. "That's something that I'm going to be working on."

Source: Reason Magazine on 2022 Georgia Senate race , Nov 18, 2022

His 2% vote caused runoff in 2022 Georgia Senate race

Libertarian Chase Oliver isn't going to win Georgia's Senate race. But the 37-year-old self-described former Democrat could command outsize national attention, influencing the election night outcome and potential next round in a highly competitive contest expected to help determine whether Democrats or Republicans control the Senate over the final two years of President Joe Biden's term.

Oliver is the third name on the ballot in the marquee matchup between Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker. In most states, that make would Oliver an afterthought. But Georgia law requires an outright majority to win statewide office. With polls suggesting a tight contest between Warnock and Walker, it may not take a considerable share of the vote for Oliver to force a runoff.

Source: PBS Newshour on 2022 Georgia Senate race , Oct 16, 2022

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