“This reform aims to increase the likelihood that candidates with the broadest appeal to voters, rather than more factional candidates, will win the election. In a traditional primary, in which many candidates can split the vote, factional candidates can prevail by drawing, say, just 25 percent of the vote. Because factional candidates often hold more extreme views, this reality helps fuel dysfunction in American politics.” I don’t know about you, but that sounds like one hell of a reform! And it’s not some half-baked idea. It’s ranked choice voting. NYT: More Places Should Do What Alaska Did to Its Elections.