Instant Runoff

TBOR Wisconsin Chapter Launches Final 5 Voting Effort

May 10, 2021

Last week TBOR Wisconsin coordinators Rich and Lena Eng launched the effort to educate Wisconsin citizens on the Final Five voting method. The launch centered around a zoom conference with over 50 attendees for the meeting. Rich and Lena will continue to build the grassroots effort around the state. You can check out last weeks meeting in the Youtube video below.

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Roanoke Times Features TBOR Regarding Final 5 on Eve of GOP Convention

May 7, 2021

Click here for the Roanoke Times Op-Ed which begins: The combination of ranked-choice voting and the VA State GOP convention May 8 may offer a pathway to a “Final 5” election process that revives the giant State Conventions of the 1990s. In the 1990s, three efforts in Virginia turned out 13,000 or more Republican state delegates to choose the Republican party’s statewide nominees. Candidates and their teams visited every County or City GOP Mass Meeting and let the people in […]

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GOP Sweeps Jungle Primary; Final 5 Ramifications

May 4, 2021

Saturday a Texas jungle primary assured Republicans of a Congressional win in a district won narrowly by President Trump (51% to 48%). This result, covered in Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball (see forwarded email below) makes an interesting case study for proponents of moving to a “Final 5” system to elect candidates.  Instant Runoffs. Assuming you never heard of Final 5, the system has two parts. To go out of order, the second part is an instant runoff, supported by both Take Back Our […]

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Wisconsin Tour Results in Support of Final-Five Voting

March 12, 2021

Take Back Our Republic Wisconsin Coordinators from Eau Claire to Fond du Lac toured Wisconsin on a listening tour this week. The trip started in the Milwaukee area, swung through the State Capitol in Madison, and ended near De Pere.  A new reform issue that arose from this tour and calls into the state leading up to the tour was a proposal for Final-Five Voting (FFV): a top 5 primary followed by an instant runoff election to determine Wisconsin Congressional […]

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TBOR West Hits the Ground Running in Utah

June 18, 2020

Following the hiring of Take Back Our Republic’s Western Field Director Clark Caras, TBOR Executive Director John Pudner and GC Jacob Dean held kickoff meetings in western headquarters in Salt Lake City Tuesday. Take Back Our Republic connected with popular podcast host and State Senator Todd Weiler, who has interviewed many of the elected officials and opinion leaders throughout the state. Senator Weiler is well versed in the complete list of possible reforms ideas and offered valuable constructive criticism on […]

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How Instant Runoff Can Help In GA Post Covid-19

March 30, 2020

Josh Jones joined Martha Zoller on her morning radio show last week to discuss how Instant Runoffs could benefit the state of Georgia not only financially but also from a health standpoint post Covid-19 since instant runoffs would only require you to go to the polls once. To listen to the interview click below.

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Take Back Action Fund Advisory Board Chairman Interviews Johns Creek City Councilman On Instant Runoffs

February 26, 2020

Last week Advisory Board Chairman for Take Back Action Fund (TBAF) Martha Zoller interviewed John’s Creek City Councilman Chris Coughlin. Martha and Chris discussed Instant Runoffs in Georgia. You can listen to the interview below. Take Back Action Fund is the sister organization to Take Back Our Republic. Martha Zoller and Chris Coughlin Interview

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Executive Director John Pudner On Why Instant Runoffs Will Save Money In Georgia

February 13, 2020

“Instant-runoff most importantly saves Georgia a ton of money. The local option wouldjust be saying the locality can use this instead of a traditional run-off if they want andrunning a run-off kills local budgets. For example, DeKalb County has to pay about$300,000 if they end up having to run a run-off. For Fulton County, it’s $1.1 million andfor Cobb County, it’s almost $300,000. So for a lot of these localities, especially smallerones, run-offs are a real budget breaker. If they […]

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How Instant Runoff Voting Works And Why It’s Helpful

October 3, 2019

For many reasons, Take Back Our Republic is a strong supporter of Instant Runoffs (also called Ranked Choice Voting). For states that currently have runoffs,  it can eliminate the need for voters to return to the polls almost two months later for a runoff to save money. For states without runoffs, it encourages more ideas, more civil campaigns, and more representative results because candidates know launching vicious attacks makes it hard to get to 50% + 1. We truly believe […]

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TBOR Volunteers Talk Instant Runoffs at GA Event

August 28, 2019

TBOR volunteers attended a GA Fish Fry event this past Saturday to educate guests on Instant Runoff in the state. Our sister organization, Take Back Action Fund, was also represented at the event.  

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