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Jon Ward
10 hours ago:   Friday May 7 - 11:24pm
RT @thenewsoncnbc: "I think we can do it right around now," @ScottGottliebMD says on lifting indoor mask mandates. https://t.co/weVu2jTo0q


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Jon Ward
12 hours ago:   Friday May 7 - 9:43pm
RT @Nationals: Can't wait to hear @Jomboy_ break down that inning. @jhay_da_man // #NATITUDE https://t.co/kRZkvwEXKG


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Jon Ward
23 hours ago:   Friday May 7 - 10:45am
what's happening with the GOP right now is not just a political spectacle to gawk at. de la said it best https://t.co/poPootqprj


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Jon Ward
23 hours ago:   Friday May 7 - 10:33am
this is a good @tina_nguyen piece but it did stand out to me that Jenna Ellis is quoted with no mention of the fact that she has relentlessly lied without remorse in an attempt to overturn democracy https://t.co/SGGruPhqu2

Jon Ward
1 day ago:   Friday May 7 - 9:38am
RT @ScottSAllen: Boz's first byline in The Post was on Nov. 16, 1969. He wrote about top-ranked Carroll's 10-8 win over DeMatha on a safety after time expired https://t.co/8pEaePYxko


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Jon Ward
1 day ago:   Friday May 7 - 9:36am
RT @barrysvrluga: I just ... I mean ... I can’t ... Thanks, Boz. https://t.co/8y5Li0niGF


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Jon Ward
2 days ago:   Thursday May 6 - 9:29am
“She will be in Congress. There’s no way that these two or three crazies are going to beat her in a primary. She’s going to win. She will. She will beat whoever the hammerheads are that are running against her.” - Alan Simpson on Liz Cheney https://t.co/JOBhg33Nqx

Jon Ward
2 days ago:   Wednesday May 5 - 10:49pm
RT @camanpour: Companies like Facebook “pretend they have no power,” says @karaswisher. “Republicans & Democrats can agree having 2 people [Jack Dorsey & Mark Zuckerberg] decide on the fate of Donald Trump… is problematic. We don’t have enough competition & therefore have monopoly situations.” https://t.co/hLGy3NpWOg


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Jon Ward
2 days ago:   Wednesday May 5 - 5:53pm
RT @BrazosPress: Listen to the conversation between @jonward11, @dukekwondc, and @_wgthompson on @LongGamePodcast about #ReparationsBook. https://t.co/7Ur24NooiN

Jon Ward
2 days ago:   Wednesday May 5 - 5:40pm
RT @SonnyBunch: Liz Cheney is a problem because GOP leadership wants to quietly raise money off of Trump supporters without being reminded of the fact that Trump supporters attempted to overturn a free and fair election. I mean, that’s it, that’s the whole story.

Jon Ward
2 days ago:   Wednesday May 5 - 2:23pm
" ... which makes it nearly impossible to remember what was said or what was promised, much less whom to hold accountable." - @slaby

Jon Ward
2 days ago:   Wednesday May 5 - 2:23pm
"In this constant disconnection from the whole, our citizenry also lacks historical context -- even along the shortest timescales. We live in constant, instantaneous streams of information completely divorced from what came before or what will come after ...

Jon Ward
2 days ago:   Wednesday May 5 - 2:21pm
This passage from @slaby new book is another reason why many Republican politicians are afraid of standing for truth & accountability as it relates to Liz Cheney & Trump. It is one of many points at which our tech problem connects with our politics problem. https://t.co/GqrkV3upIn


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Jon Ward
2 days ago:   Wednesday May 5 - 2:05pm
seems like free speech is what the tech companies want us fighting over rather than looking at how their business models incentivize and drive their algorithm design and what that ends up amplifying and doing to our common reality https://t.co/lSqTpuQViA

Jon Ward
2 days ago:   Wednesday May 5 - 1:49pm
pretty astonishing https://t.co/QW6AF8T3jW

Jon Ward
2 days ago:   Wednesday May 5 - 1:46pm
"Say the truth loudly and clearly." https://t.co/gyAOt1QHCj

Jon Ward
2 days ago:   Wednesday May 5 - 1:44pm
RT @BillKristol: "She's one of the last hopes that the Republican Party hasn't lost its mind. If she's ostracized, a lot of people will go with her. Corporate givers and lobbyists have to be strategic, but there's an important principle at stake with what happens to her." https://t.co/v1YJHtkXIo

Jon Ward
2 days ago:   Wednesday May 5 - 1:36pm
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Jon Ward
2 days ago:   Wednesday May 5 - 1:11pm
In a statement made without coercion & distributed widely & freely, Trump claimed his “free speech has been taken away.” And while continuing to openly lie about the 2020 election he also claimed that the ban was a sign that others, not himself, are “afraid of the truth." https://t.co/k3fLtY2j4w


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Jon Ward
2 days ago:   Wednesday May 5 - 1:06pm
RT @AdamKinzinger: Every GOP member of Congress needs to go on the record as to how they will vote on @RepLizCheney in operation #coverupJan6 and concerned donors should take notes. I will vote for Liz.

Jon Ward
2 days ago:   Wednesday May 5 - 1:01pm
Also @mariaressa said that "leadership needs to kick in here for Facebook" but that "when you make that much money, it stops you from thinking medium and long-term and about the impact it can have on society. So now it’s regulation.” https://t.co/MsXq8Gu0Zr

Jon Ward
2 days ago:   Wednesday May 5 - 1:01pm
"The design [of Facebook/social media/google] is itself destructive. There’s a fundamental flaw that needs to get fixed for our information ecosystem globally to get better." - @mariaressa https://t.co/MsXq8Gu0Zr

Jon Ward
2 days ago:   Wednesday May 5 - 10:45am
RT @Kantrowitz: These Signal ads are amazing. Facebook banned them for being a little bit too relevant. https://t.co/q9D4VKqPt9 https://t.co/NEBgqW40I8


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Jon Ward
3 days ago:   Wednesday May 5 - 9:47am
RT @Olivia_Beavers: NEWS: Cheney has continued to make her position clear on Trump/Jan 6 to frustration of her colleagues. BUT if holding onto No. 3 role means lying or staying quiet, then Cheney doesn’t believe it is a price worth paying, we are told w/ @MZanona https://t.co/oCqFc72Tcm

Jon Ward
3 days ago:   Wednesday May 5 - 9:44am
@jeffjarvis i agree they punted on that. but the decision seems pretty clear to me, maybe not clear enough, that 'hell' is a permanent ban

Jon Ward
3 days ago:   Wednesday May 5 - 9:43am
this is along the lines of what @tristanharris has been saying https://t.co/21uUaAbHel

Jon Ward
3 days ago:   Wednesday May 5 - 9:42am
seems pretty clear that the board is saying a permanent ban might be necessary but that they want Facebook to make that decision. They also do talk in detail about the way that Trump created the Jan. 6 insurrection https://t.co/RnGldf2Ev6

Jon Ward
3 days ago:   Wednesday May 5 - 9:40am
RT @OversightBoard: Facebook cannot make up the rules as it goes, and anyone concerned about its power should be concerned about allowing this. Having clear rules that apply to all users and Facebook is essential for ensuring the company treats users fairly. This is what the Board stands for.

Jon Ward
3 days ago:   Wednesday May 5 - 9:36am
pretty interesting recommendation here from the @OversightBoard to Facebook. Sounds very similar to some of the most fundamental and harsh criticism from basically everyone who studies this, which is about fundamental design and business model @slaby @peterpomeranzev @ChrisCoons https://t.co/y8HhDxyR7h


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Jon Ward
3 days ago:   Wednesday May 5 - 9:35am
RT @patricknward: @jonward11 This is an existential conundrum for Facebook. It purports to be an agnostic platform. If it bans him, that’s an editorial decision. If it doesn’t, that’s a political and potentially legal one.

Jon Ward
3 days ago:   Wednesday May 5 - 9:33am
RT @katieharbath: Yup. https://t.co/JdaJwlQNsP

Jon Ward
3 days ago:   Wednesday May 5 - 9:33am
RT @katieharbath: As we wait for the decision my brain is taking me back to 2003 when I came to DC and started trying to get candidates to use digital and how we got to this point.

Jon Ward
3 days ago:   Wednesday May 5 - 9:04am
it upheld the suspension on Jan. 6 as justified but it did not uphold a permanent ban. https://t.co/KWZpOcU9ZV

Jon Ward
3 days ago:   Wednesday May 5 - 9:03am
RT @shannimcg: the Oversight Board wrung its hands for months ... and punted the decision back to Facebook... https://t.co/xNTFvc931G

Jon Ward
3 days ago:   Wednesday May 5 - 9:02am
here's the decision by the Facebook Oversight Board re Trump https://t.co/SqGDr1xbR8 https://t.co/dPaVRMOwtg


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Jon Ward
3 days ago:   Tuesday May 4 - 5:43pm
I talked to @slaby about his new book "For All the People," which is about reforming the internet. And we chatting about Trump and Facebook as well. Full pod up tomorrow morning. https://t.co/Wp5idjJheT

Jon Ward
3 days ago:   Tuesday May 4 - 2:02pm
RT @katieharbath: A good overview by @lizzadwoskin and @Cat_Zakrzewski about the history of Trump and Facebook. https://t.co/2t5lky0EGJ

Jon Ward
4 days ago:   Monday May 3 - 2:07pm
RT @dealbook: The Los Angeles Times named a new top editor on Monday: Kevin Merida, the editor of ESPN's The Undefeated. Mr. Merida spent more than 20 years at The Washington Post, where he was the paper's first Black managing editor. https://t.co/6kP0x0am2r

Jon Ward
4 days ago:   Monday May 3 - 12:00pm
RT @greenfield64: At root, Cheney is being threatened with the loss of her leadership post for insisting that 2 + 2 =4. https://t.co/Q0HndM7GCC

Jon Ward
4 days ago:   Monday May 3 - 10:43am
RT @jmartNYT: This is a response to Trump comment this am > https://t.co/8wwszTdxjG

Jon Ward
5 days ago:   Monday May 3 - 9:44am
RT @LarryPfeifferDC: ⁦@GenMhayden⁩ and I told ⁦@JennaMC_Laugh⁩: “[Ms Sales’] story is a troubling one and we hope she finds solace and justice.” ⁦@mvhaydencenter⁩ ⁦@CIAhttps://t.co/DxlUNHf5uo

Jon Ward
5 days ago:   Monday May 3 - 9:43am
RT @JennaMC_Laugh: After reading this, how about reading one of the latest in Yahoo News's many exclusive, deeply reported feature stories: https://t.co/zviupfeEPi https://t.co/Wb0sY1m7pw

Jon Ward
6 days ago:   Saturday May 1 - 10:23pm
from last place to first place in 24 hours https://t.co/kQaHizHJC2

Jon Ward
6 days ago:   Saturday May 1 - 7:33pm
RT @DaGlue: Andy Beyer called Medina Spirit on The Tony Kornheiser Show Friday. Wire to wire. 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

Jon Ward
6 days ago:   Saturday May 1 - 6:07pm
RT @JennaMC_Laugh: NEW: How one survivor's discovery of a bank statement for $16 million dollars and a handwritten letter in Cyrillic launched a years-long investigation into who she came to believe was the son of one of the CIA's most valuable Russian spies: https://t.co/zviupfeEPi

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Friday Apr 30 - 10:56am
RT @jwmjournalist: This yarn abt a chief mate stuck on his container ship abandoned near the mouth of the Suez canal, by @JoeWSJ and @drewhinshaw, is as fine a piece of business journalism as you'll ever read-- deep, detailed & revealing. Bravo guys. https://t.co/E7BUFybyjb

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Friday Apr 30 - 9:53am
details here: https://t.co/M15agBP8pj

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Friday Apr 30 - 9:52am
Roku not backing down in showdown with Google over YouTubeTV https://t.co/mjh6QUsY2m


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Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Thursday Apr 29 - 6:37pm
When I spoke to Biden in the West Wing in 2015, he dropped this knowledge on me to describe himself: "That old joke they told on Sex in the City: 'I don't know much about art, but I know what I like.' I may be wrong, but I know what I think.”

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Thursday Apr 29 - 6:37pm
In writing this I drew on the interview I did with Biden for my book on the Kennedy vs Carter battle in 1980 https://t.co/KwKMn0TYmB

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Thursday Apr 29 - 6:21pm
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Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Thursday Apr 29 - 5:59pm
RT @SallyGold: .@ericadamsfornyc lays out his anti-gun plan. @UFCW1500 drops @scottmstringer and @mayawiley calls for his resignation from the race. @RayForMayor proposes vaccine vouchers. Catch up on the mayor's race w/ @politicony's daily PM newsletter: https://t.co/T3Ct3YkWDT

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Thursday Apr 29 - 3:23pm
I visited Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter in the summer of 2019 and watched the former president teach Sunday School at Maranatha Baptist, and wrote about it here https://t.co/n9w8ulaz3U

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Thursday Apr 29 - 3:11pm
huge point -- former SecDef Robert Gates said Carter's placement of human rights at center of U.S. foreign policy was a critical part of defeating the Soviet Union in the cold war. https://t.co/ML9bFZo4cI

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Thursday Apr 29 - 3:09pm
RT @jonathanalter: Three reasons why Biden is visiting Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter today in Plains, GA: PERSONAL: Biden was the first senator to endorse Carter in 1976 and stayed loyal to him in 1980, when Ted Kennedy challenged him for the nomination. They had a tiff in 1977 over Biden's bill to

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Thursday Apr 29 - 3:09pm
RT @karentravers: President Biden and the First Lady have arrived at the home of former President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn. People were lined up along the road to greet the motorcade as it entered Plains GA. https://t.co/KcKkD1FEWe


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Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Thursday Apr 29 - 2:51pm
There's a live Arlo Guthrie set kicking off right now on @wwoz_neworleans

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Thursday Apr 29 - 2:12pm
RT @colincampbell: Former pastor looks to persuade skeptical evangelicals to get vaccinated for COVID-19, via @jonward11 https://t.co/jVG1IS8rIy

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Thursday Apr 29 - 11:15am
Needs more votes https://t.co/qP7YkF73xg

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Thursday Apr 29 - 8:48am
RT @sdonnan: Biden & Powell vs. Reagan & Volcker... Smart piece here from my colleague ⁦@RichMiller28⁩: https://t.co/FhAPDg9zU5

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Wednesday Apr 28 - 11:05pm
which does Ted Cruz prefer

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Wednesday Apr 28 - 11:03pm
RT @MattGelb: Joe Girardi ejecting the umpire is the good stuff. https://t.co/2QuNxFIQuO


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Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Wednesday Apr 28 - 10:37pm
i was told recently that Tim Scott began reaching out to big donors this year that one would associate with a run for president

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Wednesday Apr 28 - 10:15pm
Good luck https://t.co/ORZxVHyl9d

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Wednesday Apr 28 - 10:14pm
RT @burgessev: No mention of Trump in the speech

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Wednesday Apr 28 - 9:46pm
This from @tristanharris yesterday talks about big stakes in showdown with China in terms of what the digital future for the globe looks like. https://t.co/CpPXohyUX6 https://t.co/qnJHImX3YD


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Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Wednesday Apr 28 - 9:40pm
This -- the global competition with China -- is more important than atmospherics of the evening. Trees, forest, etc.

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Wednesday Apr 28 - 9:40pm
China and other autocracies think democracies take too long to get to consensus and get things done, Biden said.

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Wednesday Apr 28 - 9:39pm
this is the comment I was referring to, & the fact that it wasn't in his prepared remarks is all the more interesting: https://t.co/rQSberwv7g

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Wednesday Apr 28 - 9:37pm
Maybe I've missed it but i have not heard the global competition with autocratic nations, mainly China, used as an implicit argument against the filibuster, as Biden just did.

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Wednesday Apr 28 - 9:35pm
RT @ThabitiAnyabwil: https://t.co/Lke30lFcZS https://t.co/xh2Lx6TXeN


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Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Wednesday Apr 28 - 6:19pm
@brittanys @willrahn Will is too scared of me to speak out

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Wednesday Apr 28 - 10:21am
also, without ranked choice voting, Virginia GOP wld be looking at good likelihood of a very Trumpy candidate for governor whose supporters include the two Qanon followers who were arrested, heavily armed, outside a vote-counting center in Philly https://t.co/WlAsB8swpu

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Wednesday Apr 28 - 10:21am
I wrote about the national debut of ranked choice voting in the NYC Mayor's race. RCV could potentially transform national politics is by making it harder for extreme candidates to win. In NY, there will be many different nuanced impacts. https://t.co/bOaS84kt7R

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Wednesday Apr 28 - 10:14am
@saletan thanks Will - helpful

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Wednesday Apr 28 - 10:13am
RT @saletan: @jonward11 It's small. A cluster within a cluster within a cluster. Harris just posted this survey at https://t.co/R8tajVtT1t See questions VAC22 and CDC56. The math is basically 34% of 39% of 15%, so around 2%.

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Wednesday Apr 28 - 8:59am
@saletan How many people does that represent roughly?

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Wednesday Apr 28 - 8:57am
RT @saletan: This analysis of vaccine holdouts, based on thousands who have answered surveys, lays out the road ahead. The good news: We can get to herd immunity without the 15% of Americans who refuse to get vaccinated. But we need many of the 20% who are hesitating. https://t.co/8MIfYwDV8r

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Wednesday Apr 28 - 8:46am
RT @dklaidman: It hasn’t gotten a lot of attention, but NYC’s city’s experiment with ranked-choice voting may be “the most dramatic transformations of a municipal political system in American history,” according to one expert. @jonward11 reports. @YahooNews https://t.co/YYg42BGAle

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Wednesday Apr 28 - 8:19am
Forest, trees, etc https://t.co/9XdntAUn9C

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Wednesday Apr 28 - 8:18am
RT @davelevinthal: Mike Pence plots his comeback course. Tons of detail here from @tomlobianco: https://t.co/E1rLwVV6Jj

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Wednesday Apr 28 - 8:18am
RT @jonathanalter: Carter was much more ambitious as president--and got a lot more done--than people remember. Biden, his first supporter in the Senate, knows it and appreciates Carter's underrated importance and inspirational role. https://t.co/ZvcodPHMQ1

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Tuesday Apr 27 - 9:33pm
RT @NickTroiano: A great in-depth look from @jonward11 at "a major test for a reform that many hope will bring American politics back from the brink." Says @leedrutman: "The mayor’s race in NYC represents the largest rollout of #RankedChoiceVoting in human history." (cc @jacksantucci) https://t.co/iJsaw7iydO

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Tuesday Apr 27 - 8:15pm
the GOP hasn’t won statewide in Virginia in 11 years and this thread seems to show some reasons why https://t.co/m6a5Eo3req

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Tuesday Apr 27 - 8:13pm
RT @tripgabriel: @AmandaChaseVA Tonight is billed as a candidate debate, but it's not. It's a series of q's posed, and then each candidate takes a turn answering it, with no back and forth between them on issues.

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Tuesday Apr 27 - 8:12pm
RT @tripgabriel: There is a Virginia GOP gubernatorial debate tonight at the Springfield Golf and Country Club in NoVa. State party chair Rich Anderson announces that 53,524 people signed up to be delegates at 39 locations for the May 8 'disassembled convention.'

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Tuesday Apr 27 - 8:10pm
RT @Italiano_Laura: The Kamala Harris story -- an incorrect story I was ordered to write and which I failed to push back hard enough against -- was my breaking point.

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Tuesday Apr 27 - 7:07pm
RT @JomboyMedia: "Shoutout Jomboy!" Tony Kornheiser talked about Aaron Boone's ejection last night on today's Pardon the Interruption 🤣 https://t.co/bRYY40G50G


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Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Tuesday Apr 27 - 5:55pm
RT @JamesFallows: From @ThomasEasterli7 , one of the visionary and influential teachers at the Mississippi School of Mathematics and Science, which is featured in #OurTownsHBO . (It was Thomas who first suggested we visit and learn about MSMS, for which we’ve always been grateful.) https://t.co/13hJsSAa43

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Tuesday Apr 27 - 5:47pm
Forest, trees etc https://t.co/PDZJ2ss8h1

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Tuesday Apr 27 - 3:09pm
I spoke with @leedrutman about his book "Breaking the Two Party Doom Loop" last year https://t.co/FaNTIw9lQ8

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Tuesday Apr 27 - 3:01pm
"One way it could potentially transform national politics is by making it harder for extreme candidates to win." Thanks to @spulliam for highlighting this point - this seems a much better description than preventing "political polarization" https://t.co/bOaS84kt7R

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Tuesday Apr 27 - 2:59pm
@spulliam thank you for pulling that line - it really is the key point

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Tuesday Apr 27 - 2:59pm
RT @spulliam: A super interesting NYC rayoral race is coming up that will test ranked choice voting: "One way it could potentially transform national politics is by making it harder for extreme candidates to win." https://t.co/p9apwCw08r

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Tuesday Apr 27 - 2:55pm
also, not mentioned in piece today, but just as with the push for RCV in Alaska, @KathrynAMurdoch also was a big $$$ supporter of RCV in New York City's elections https://t.co/qoHNwAqzDG https://t.co/komHsyyevg


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Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Tuesday Apr 27 - 2:55pm
here's my piece from March 30 on the report by @uniteamerica @NickTroiano on how primary elections -- the way we do them now -- are one of the biggest drivers of political polarization https://t.co/YXrzDRW3hh

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Tuesday Apr 27 - 2:51pm
Also with quotes from @BasilSmiklePhD @mayawiley & @rickfromberg https://t.co/bOaS84kt7R

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Tuesday Apr 27 - 2:49pm
he @howiewolf also said that RCV won’t change the basic political reality of campaigns, which is that “the best candidate running the best campaign” will usually win. https://t.co/bOaS84kt7R

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Tuesday Apr 27 - 2:49pm
"The downside [of ranked-choice voting] is you can have somebody who starts out in a favorable position, has vulnerabilities, but those vulnerabilities are never really adjudicated, because nobody wants to be the one to adjudicate them," @howiewolf said, but ...

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Tuesday Apr 27 - 2:47pm
"The mayor’s race in New York City represents the largest rollout of RCV in human history. It sends a powerful signal that this is a normal and doable way to hold elections." - @leedrutman https://t.co/bOaS84kt7R