Proponents of ranked-choice voting argue that it eliminates voters’ need to choose between the “lesser of two evils” and allows independent candidates to run for office without fear of becoming spoilers.
My own initial unwillingness to discuss my experiences with mental illness led to an intense feeling of isolation, as well as a deep misunderstanding of the resources available to me in a time of crisis. In order to educate the general public, reduce stigma, and even prevent tragedy, it is imperative that the voices of people with mental illness are heard.
All of these issues will come to play in the midterm elections in Michigan, a “purple” state that normally votes for democrats in national elections but republicans in local and state elections.
Greene County showed strong support to President Donald Trump during the election—Trump received 10,849 votes from Greene County during the 2016 General Election, and Hillary Clinton received only 4,482, according to state data. Yet, the same county—and the entire congressional district it’s a part of—contains more registered Democrats than Republicans.