Jill Stein, who was a presidential candidate in 2016, publicly supported a campaign to pass ranked-choice voting in New York City on Tuesday.
The former presidential candidate tweeted that passing the measure in Tuesday’s citywide elections would be a “potential big win for democracy.”
“RCV makes it impossible to ‘split the vote’, ensures winners have majority support, & makes lesser evil voting obsolete. Vote Yes on 1 to bring #RCV to #NYC! #ElectionDay #VoteOnNov5,” she added.
Ranked-choice voting, which could be passed by voters today in New York City, would allow voters to pick several candidates, with the candidate receiving the most top-ranked votes declared the winner.
Stein was criticized from supporters of Hillary Clinton who blame the Green Party candidate’s frequent attacks on her as one of the reasons for Clinton losing the elections to President Donald Trump.
She recently fought back against unproven assertions made by Clinton that she was a “Russian asset” during the 2016 election, calling the charge “outrageous.”
“I think this is a completely unhinged conspiracy theory for which there is absolutely no basis in fact, not for myself and not for Tulsi Gabbard. I think it’s really outrageous that Hillary Clinton is trying to promote this crazy idea,” she told CNN.