Minnesota's big choice about ranked-choice voting

There's a key difference between local elections in the Twin Cities and the rest of the state.

Minneapolis and St Paul use ranked-choice voting, which lets voters rank candidates in order of preference, instead of picking just one. The system has fierce supporters — and critics. Now, its future in Minnesota is up for debate.

Companion bills in Minnesota's House and Senate would roll back ranked-choice voting in the Twin Cities, and prevent other cities from adopting it in the future. The Senate bill is now on its way to the powerful Rules and Administration Committee.

Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer discussed the issue with state Sen. Mark Koran, R-North Branch, who authored the Senate bill, and St. Paul City Council President Amy Brendmoen, who supports ranked-choice voting.

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