RepresentWomen’s Cynthia Terrell on How American Women Can Win at the Ballot Box

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The electoral system is rigged against women in the U.S., Cynthia Terrell, founder and executive director of RepresentWomen, said Thursday at TheWrap's Power Women Breakfast in Washington, D.C. While noting that the U.S. continues to lag far behind other countries worldwide in female representation in elected office, Terrell said that there are concrete steps that can be taken to correct the situation. The current electoral system is winner-take-all, she said, and it protects incumbents and fortifies the status quo. But she suggested that a "ranked-choice" voting system, like the one . . .
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