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If Ranked-choice voting decided the (second) BEST Black Mirror episode

On a recent FiveThirtyEight Politics Podcast the hosts discussed ranked-choice voting in the Maine primary elections, and the difficulty of explaining the process to voters. While ranked-choice voting is far from simple, I think part of the complexity comes from the either obscure names of third-tier politicians or the arbitrary theoretical examples we use. If we had a popular example where many people have created a ranked list of options then the explanation of the method might be more tangible.