RI Current On the results of the CD1 Primary

  • "Research also shows [RCV] discourages negative campaigning, since candidates have an incentive to work together to earn backup votes...'I know a good number of people who didn’t vote, or were reluctant to, because of the negativity,' Garman said. 'I think we would have seen stronger turnout and more voter engagement if we had an environment in which candidates were focused on debating the issues.'"