Rank-Choice Voting Looks Like a Rex Sinquefield Scheme to Silence the Voice of the People
Plot would block candidates like Reagan, Trump, and Greitens and let the parties choose
Rex Sinquefield is back apparently with a plot to eliminate popular candidates from politics. Be very concerned.
Last week, I told you about a scheme to eliminate traditional elections and replace them with rank-choice voting, also known as the Condorcet method. I’ll explain Condorcet voting in detail in a future post. Suffice it to say that the Condorcet method (aka “pair-wise” voting or “rank-choice” voting) is designed to silence the left and right and give all power to the “middle.”
If rank-choice voting had been around in 1980, Jimmy Carter would have won a second term. If the rank-choice method had been introduced during Reagan’s first term, John B. Anderson would have won in 1984.
In short, rank-choice voting would make it possible for pro-abortion Republicans who love endless war to sweep the table in every election. Rank-choice gives party insiders, PACs, special interests, and corporations power. In Missouri, rank-choice means whatever Rex says goes. (Sounds very libertarian, doesn’t it?)
(Read more about Rex’s follies.)
Who Is Rex Sinquefield
Rex Sinquefield is a billionaire chess enthusiast with a lousy record of supporting winning candidates. Rex says he’s a libertarian but spends like a party insider. And he’s terrible at politics. As a result, his candidates and causes usually lose badly. Some of Rex’s candidates lost because of Rex’s support. (I’m looking at you, Bev Randles.) To Missouri voters, a donation from Rex Sinquefield is a sign of corruption.
Rex provided the money and the strategy to merge St. Louis City and St. Louis County into a single mega-city for which Rex would hand-pick the mayor. A grassroots coalition sprang up to destroy City-County Merger (“Better Together”) and send Rex into political exile. A lot of people lost their jobs because of Rex’s maniacal scheme.
Tyrannosaurus Rex has re-emerged, throwing huge dollars at just two candidates: State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick and Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe.
Both Fitzpatrick and Kehoe were appointed to their current offices by Governor Mike Parson. Kehoe was appointed Lieutenant-Governor when Mike Parson was elevated to Governor after Eric Greitens was driven from office by corrupt Republicans and St. Louis’s crooked prosecutor. Fitzpatrick was appointed Treasurer to replace Eric Schmitt when he was appointed Attorney General after former AG Josh Hawley was elected to the US Senate.
(Notice how everything involving Rex is very, very complicated? There’s a reason for that, which we will detail in a future post. You should subscribe now so you don’t miss it.)
Let’s forget about Fitzpatrick and focus on Kehoe.
Rex Wants to Wipe Out Conservative Jay Ashcroft
Mike Kehoe was the deal-maker behind Missouri’s largest tax increase in history. While House Majority leader Dean Plocher and State Senator Dave Schatz were the faces of the tax hike, Kehoe pulled the strings. He wanted to keep his hands clean.
Schatz and Kehoe joined forced to kill an ethics reform bill in Missouri in 2016 because they love cronyism.
Kehoe is a deal-maker who favors rich people and corporations and lines his pockets in the process. Mike Kehoe is the epitome of the crooked career politician, and he has no chance in a Republica primary against the popular conservative Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft.
Rex likes having crooked career politicians in office, so Rex is pushing rank-choice voting in Missouri to eliminate Jay Ashcroft. He’s doing it through a shady, secretive operation called “Better Elections” run by former Show-Me Institute fellow Dave Roland, as we reported last week.
People need to rise up and block rank-choice voting. With Rex Sinquefield’s track record, it can be done. Rex is a loser in politics, big time. His current scheme, rank-choice voting, is an assault on democracy and would have prevented Ronald Reagan from becoming president. Rex Sinquefield likes only politicians he can buy. Like Mike Kehoe.