Supreme Court shuts down Santa Fe’s attempt to stall rank-choice voting

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SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Another blow for the city of Santa Fe after the state’s Supreme Court short down its latest attempt to stall rank-choice voting.

A judge recently ordered the city to start using rank-choice voting on the ballot in March.

Voters will pick their first choice candidate, then rank their second and third choices. The system would eliminate runoff elections and potentially save millions.

The city petitioned the Supreme Court, saying this type of runoff violated the state constitution.

The court ruled that it does not.

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