Maya Wiley Supports Ranked-Choice Voting as the Future of Democracy

Maya Wiley (’92), recent New York City mayoral candidate, published an opinion in The Washington Post supporting ranked-choice voting (RCV) as a means to more inclusive representation (“I Lost the NYC Mayoral Race, but Women and Minorities Win with Ranked-Choice Voting,” July 11). “Simply by running, nontraditional candidates like me can inspire voters like the women I met in Harlem into voting. That gives us a greater chance of winning too. . . . Making it easier to vote, educating voters and encouraging a new pipeline of diverse candidates who are not beholden to powerful interests are the tools that will guarantee our democracy. The woman who stopped me on that Harlem corner was inspired to vote by hope, not denied her franchise by RCV. And that must be our future.”