The Fair Representation Act and ranked choice voting

There may be [no perfect voting system](, but [the Fair Representation Act]( is trying to improve the biggest problems:

* Voters are currently incentivized to vote for “the best person they think can actually win”, rather than their actual favorite candidate
* Only a single person represents a group of often diverse interests
* Gerrymandering has created bizarre voting districts that bear little or no resemblance to actual communities

By requiring broader districts, and electing multiple people from that district (rather than one each from smaller ones), the authors hope to represent a wider range of views in Congress. By offering [ranked choice (or “instant runoff”) voting](, they hope to eliminate the strategic and suboptimal voting patterns that favor only the major parties.