Ranked Vote: What are the Nation's Top Issues Most Needing to be Addressed (US)?

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    We need to address ^reducing government power, and *moving the power closer to the people

    So ^,*,&,U (which will be addressed by the other two), D, 5, N
     
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    My votes ...

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    Thanks! Another poster actually had a similar write-in related to government size.
    So to match them up, I'm going to write the option as "Government Too Big And Powerful".
    I'll write other one as "Government Too Centralized" if that's OK.
    Government Too Big And Powerful,Government Too Centralized,&,U,D,5,N
     
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    Thanks! Adding your votes to the tally.
     
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    And the results for the first serious vote in the series are in! Thanks up front for everyone who participated! At 41 initial options + 14 write-ins for a total of 55 different options and 24 ballots cast, this was definitely the biggest ranked vote so far. So without further ado, time to announce the...winn'r....winner(s)?.....Hmm, since these are issues, can we really call them winners?....

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    ....ah, well, anyways....the Nation's #1 Top Issue Needing to Be Addressed,
    ...as voted on by you! the politicalforum membership......is.....is!....

    J. Immigration and U. Back-room Dealing in Politics
    followed closely by
    D. Partisan Dysfunction in Congress
    4. Campaign Finance Laws
    A. Gerrymandering

    That's right, its a tie between immigration and back-room dealing. Who knew!?
    Of course, the winners here essentially represent a consensus middle ground among what should be considered the top issue. Based on these results, I'm going to add back room dealing and campaign finance laws to my list of scheduled discussions/ranked votes, and bump immigration up in priority. Take a look at the detailed results below, there are some interesting patterns to be found there. In the RP vote, I gave issues relating to the direct functioning of our political system a reddish font color for comparison.

    Also, special shout-out to Infrastructure. It didn't make it to the top, but for a write-in option I'd say it actually did pretty well! And a special node to Option @. Too Much Involvement in Foreign Regional Conflicts as well. Middle of the road in RP, but the priority given to it by many who voted for it means it places well in IR and ties for first in Plurality.

    Results (Ranked Pairs - Plurality - Instant Runoff):
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    [​IMG]If you have sharp eyes, you might have noticed that the numbered options have been replaced with text. Yeah.....that's because my automated RP vote tallying system does not play nice with numbered option labels. Lol
    A. Gerrymandering
    B. Automation-Induced Job-Loss
    C. Unemployment and Underemployment in General
    D. Partisan Dysfunction in Congress
    E. Too Many Abortions
    F. Too Many Restrictions on Abortion
    G. General Lack of Meaningful Civil Discourse
    H. Too Much Gun Violence
    I. Too Many Restrictions on the Second Amendment
    J. Immigration
    K. Healthcare
    L. Debt And Deficits
    M. Global Warming
    N. Lackluster Education
    O. North Korea
    P. Iran
    Q. Drug Trafficking
    R. Lack of Congressional Term Limits
    S. Progressive Domination of Education
    T. Fake News and Disinformation
    U. Back-room Dealing in Politics
    V. Judicial Activism
    W. The Tort System
    X. Entitlements
    Y. Partisanship in General
    Z. General Lawlessness in Society
    0. Overly Soft Treatment of Criminals by the Justice System
    9. Homelessness
    8. Overpopulation
    7. Excessive Welfare
    6. Pussification of our Youth
    5. Executive Branch Corruption
    4. Campaign Finance Laws
    3. Economic and Social Inequality
    2. Global Sustainability
    1. China
    #. Russia
    $. Maintaining US Power Against Rivals
    &. Pay to Play
    @. Too Much Involvement in Foreign Regional Conflicts
    %. Inefficient Utilization of Human Resources


    "Write-ins":

    Federal Reserve Monetary System
    Foreign Data Control
    Global Human Rights And Democracy
    Government Too Big And Powerful
    Government Too Centralized
    Imports
    Infrastructure
    Natural Resource Tariffs
    Outsourcing
    Political Correctness
    Removal Of War Monuments
    Unconstitutional Acts By Federal And State Politicians
    Unconstitutional Agencies
    Unconstitutional Legislation

    Ranked Vote: Discussion Thread

    -Meta
     
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