Would ranked choice voting in Santa Cruz make elections more fair? or just more confusing?
In a political world where each party harps on the pet issues near and dear to their platform, topics like election reform remain relatively neutral ground. Perhaps that's because, as Santa Cruz's Manu Koenig suggests, both sides have a vested interest in the status quo.
That's why Koenig and Faisal Fazilat, the locals behind an effort to create "ranked choice voting," think of reform as a bipartisan issue.
Koenig, a self-described "neo-libertarian," and Fazilat, a progressive Democrat, say the concept?endorsed by former President Barack Obama, Sen. John McCain …