| Robert D’Andrea | Urban Milwaukee |
Wisconsin could become the third state to elect members of Congress by ranked choice, if a renewed bipartisan push in the Legislature is successful.
Two Republicans and two Democrats are sponsoring the bill, which they say will allow for more voices in politics, more accountability to voters and less partisan gridlock. A similar bipartisan bill was introduced in 2021 but was not voted out of the Senate elections committee.
Proven to be a motivator
“It’s proven to be a motivator for the elected officials to be more open, to be listening to each other and to their voters and not be so partisan and extreme,” said Sen. Jeff Smith , D- Eau Claire.