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If approved by the legislature, voters will be given final say in November

Arlington, VA – The Missouri Senate today advanced a constitutional amendment to ban the disastrous practice of Ranked-Choice Voting and ensure that only U.S. citizens can vote in Missouri elections.

Specifically, SJR 78  would submit a referendum to the November ballot providing that only citizens of the United States over the age of 18 who are residents of Missouri are entitled to vote at all elections—an overwhelmingly obvious and popular position with Missouri voters.

The resolution further provides that voters shall have only a single vote and that under no circumstance shall he or she be permitted to cast a ballot in a manner that results in the ranking of candidates for a particular office. Candidates receiving the greatest number of votes at a primary election shall be the only candidate for their party at the general election, with those receiving the greatest number of votes in the general election declared the winner.

National Chairman of the Election Transparency Initiative and former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli issued the following statement:

“Especially at a time when illegal aliens are flooding our country at historic levels, it’s incumbent upon lawmakers to protect the right to vote and ensure that only U.S. citizens decide the outcome of U.S. elections. All the while, anti-Election Integrity megadonors are financing a nationwide campaign to promote the disastrous Ranked-Choice Voting scheme intended to cement Left-wing power for generations to come—it must always be rejected.

“We thank the Senate and the resolution’s champions for defending the foundational, one person-one vote principle bestowed to American citizens and urge the House to pass SJR 78 without further delay.”

Executive Director of Missouri-based Liberty Alliance USA Spencer Bone issued the following statement:

“Year after year, Missouri has been targeted by the Left in their goal to overthrow elections. The Left-wing activists pushing both ranked-choice and noncitizen voting want to dismantle the political party system, so Conservatives NEVER have a voice. The passage of SJR 78 is a major step forward in stopping the Left’s mission to overthrow our elections. The Senate has delivered, now it’s time for the House to do the same. It’s time for them to step up, hold the line, and finish the job.”

Executive Director of Honest Elections Project Action and Chair of the national Stop RCV coalition Jason Snead issued the following statement:

“At every turn, so-called progressives have attempted to impose Ranked-Choice Voting and non-citizen voting on voters in order to push American politics to the Left. The Senate took an aggressive stand against these tactics by taking these issues directly to the people of Missouri. Ranked-Choice Voting will not solve any problems. Instead, it will cause them. It will create confusion with voters, make it harder on election officials to do their job, and ensure that election results are difficult to understand and trust. It is so complicated and confusing that numerous cities across America have tried it and repealed it. Nevertheless, the nation’s biggest Left-wing donors are spending tens of millions to change the rules of elections to benefit themselves by instituting Ranked-Choice Voting and non-citizen voting. After the House approves SJR 78, Missouri voters will have the chance to vote on a constitutional amendment to ban Ranked-Choice Voting and non-citizen voting once and for all.”

President of AMAC Action Bob Carlstrom issued the following statement:

“AMAC’s nearly 51,000 members in Missouri have made it very clear that they treasure their right to vote. The Ranked-Choice Voting scheme has been proven to confuse voters and skew election results in other states. This scheme coupled with the Left’s attempt to further corrupt the election process by providing a pathway to vote for people who are in this country illegally are nothing more than shameful tactics to ensure their power in perpetuity.

“Kudos to the Senate for passing SJR 78 and making the strong statement that only U.S. citizens may vote in Missouri’s elections and that Ranked-Choice Voting has no place in the state’s election process. Now, the House must follow suit and allow Missouri’s voters to speak their mind on election integrity.”

Ranked-Choice Voting, also known as ‘Instant-Runoff Voting’ and ‘Preferential Voting,’ is a scheme that has made voting more confusing and difficult, reduced transparency, and put confidence and certainty at risk when implemented in public elections, with horror stories in Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, New York, Utah, Virginia and elsewhere.

As designed, Ranked-Choice Voting manufactures a majority winner by routinely ‘exhausting’—or throwing out—thousands of ballots so candidates need only win a majority of the remaining votes, not a majority of all votes cast.

Provided here is a comprehensive list of RCV horror stories.

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The Election Transparency Initiative, a partnership between the American Principles Project (APP) and Susan B. Anthony (SBA) Pro-Life America, was organized to combat federal H.R. 1 and H.R. 4 legislation and advocate for state-based election reforms that voters can trust.