It's very disappointing that the Charter Commission opted for ranked-choice over the vastly superior STAR. Many commissioners expressed an opinion that RCV is simpler than STAR, which is objectively false both in terms of the user (voter) experience and implementation. But it's no wonder - FairVote spends millions of dollars pushing this narrative.

Hopefully these will be separated out so RCV can be voted down without losing the other two (great) proposals, and we can try again for STAR down the line. Otherwise, get ready to do a Sudoku puzzle every Portland election (Google the "ranked choice ballot city of las cruces" to see what I mean).

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