Eliminate Inferior Ranked-Choice Voting In Alameda County

Resolution 2023-05B.  The Alameda County Republican Party Central Committee, resolved:

[Refer to Statewide Resolution CAGOP-2023 on this web page]


  • The Republican National Committee in Dana Point, California on January 27, 2023 unanimously resolved to: "Officially Oppose Ranked-Choice Voting Across the Country and called on Congress, state legislators, and voters to oppose Ranked-Choice Voting in every locality and level of government and return elections to easier systems that worked for centuries for fair and transparent elections”; and
  • The California Republican Party (CAGOP) Convention in Sacramento on March 12, 2023 unanimously passed a Resolution, authored and submitted by Mark Zulim (Member: Alameda County Republican Party Central Committee): “The CAGOP opposes the use of Ranked-Choice Voting in California elections and is committed to increasing voter's confidence in California's election process through easier and transparent systems that worked since California was founded”; and
  • Ranked-Choice Voting is now being rejected because it increases election distrust, voter suppression, and disenfranchisement, eliminates the historic political party system, and put elections in the hands of expensive election schemes that increase costs for taxpayers, and depend exclusively on confusing technology and unelected bureaucrats to manage it; and
  • After more than a decade the Ranked-Choice Voting experiment has failed nationally causing much voter frustration and disenfranchisement and cannot be ignored any longer and even egregious is the fact it has not fully met the fundamental right of “one-person one-vote” in that a very high rate of what is called “exhausted ballots” and “suspended ballots” are always present, which means many votes are not counted within the final tabulation in determining the winner; and
  • Hundreds of municipalities and counties nationally, including in California, have wasted millions of dollars to educate the public in how Ranked-Choice Voting works, yet they continue to experience an unacceptable and very high rate of ballot errors again and again, and the full negative effects of voter disenfranchisement caused by the use of Ranked-Choice Voting is immeasurable nationally, including within Alameda County; and
  • In California with the most recent fiasco found in the Oakland, Alameda County for the November 8, 2022 races where numerous errors were noted causing several elections after their certification to undergo costly corrections, which included the overturning of the results for the City of Oakland, Oakland Unified School District, District #4 and now costly legal suits are pending;


The Alameda County Republican Party Central Committee opposes the use of Ranked-Choice Voting in its Districts and is committed to increasing voter’s confidence in the election process and is committed to work with each municipality, all levels of government, various groups of all parties, and all citizens to: educate, train, and directly oppose inferior voting schemes such as Ranked-Choice Voting.

Published 5/17/2023