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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A bipartisan group of Wisconsin lawmakers on Wednesday revived a push to implement ranked-choice voting and nonpartisan blanket primaries in the battleground state.

It’s the second time the idea has received bipartisan support in the Republican-controlled Legislature. A nearly identical bill introduced in 2021 was never voted out of the Senate elections committee.

Change the incentives

The goal “is not to change who gets elected; it is designed to change the incentives of those who do get elected,” authors of the bill said in a message asking other lawmakers to co-sponsor it. The three Democrats and two Republicans proposing the measure say it will make lawmakers more accountable to a wider range of voters.

Ranked-choice voting has been adopted in Maine and Alaska and proposed in numerous state legislatures in recent years.

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