Dear 100 Hour Board,
Hypothetically, if ranked choice voting became widespread, and there were to be a third political party that could be competitive and be a part of debates, etc, where do you think would be the best place for that political party to stand on the political spectrum?
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It would probably be best to be a moderate candidate because it might cause Democrats and Republicans to push their ideology further to the extreme. If that happened, I could see a lot of voters become disaffected and vote for the moderate candidate. Plus, even if the candidate had no impact on the parties' ideologies, being moderate allows the candidate to gain traction with independent voters and some Democrats and some Republicans.
I'm a little biased though because a moderate candidate is someone I would vote for and I'm Independent.
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