WASHINGTON – Heritage Action, a conservative grassroots organization with two million grassroots activists, including thousands of Arizonans, released the following statement from Executive Director Jessica Anderson encouraging the House to pass HB 2552 and HCR 2033, legislation which would prohibit ranked-choice voting, conduct direct primary elections for partisan offices, and affirm that the candidate with the highest number of votes is declared elected.
“Ranked-choice voting is an inefficient, confusing system that is fraught with problems and fundamentally changes the way elections operate. By creating an opportunity for voters’ ballots to be cast for candidates they do not support, the ranked-choice voting scheme effectively disenfranchises voters and allows for the election of unpopular candidates. Arizona can protect the integrity of its elections by passing HB 2552 and HCR 2033, bills which would outlaw the ranked-choice voting scheme and ensure that voters have a voice at the ballot box.
Heritage Action thanks Rep. Austin Smith for introducing HB 2552 and HCR 2033 and leading the charge to preserve fair elections. We urge the Arizona House to pass both bills and we look forward to working alongside grassroots Arizonans to further advance legislation that makes it easy to vote and hard to cheat.”
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