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“In Boston … we saw a significant amount of support for ranked choice voting in 2020 and see it as a great opportunity — this go-round — to bring about ranked choice voting for the residents here in the city,” NAACP President Tanisha Sullivan told Boston Public Radio on Thursday.

Over 60% of Boston residents voted in favor of ranked choice voting on the 2020 ballot question, while statewide more than half opposed. Sullivan is co-chairing a new coalition, launched last summer, called Ranked Choice Boston to build support for ranked choice voting in city elections.

Build consensus

Ranked choice voting helps communities “elect the person who is able to build consensus so that hopefully they can end up getting the job done,” Sullivan said. This is regardless of ideological position, she said.

The coalition is starting at the municipal level before moving on to the state level again.

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