A cleaner ballot

Here in Arkansas, liberals and interest groups have proposed ballot measures to allow ballot harvesting and force through ranked-choice voting, among others.

Can you imagine something much worse than a misleading ballot issue slipping through with barely 50 percent of the vote in a low-turnout year that raises taxes to pay for wealthy people to buy expensive electric cars? Or a ballot issue that defunds police departments under the guise of criminal justice reform? Or a cleverly disguised constitutional amendment that ends voter-approved term limits for election officials?

Fortunately, Arkansas voters have a chance this year to make that loophole a little harder to exploit. Issue 2 on your ballot would raise the vote threshold for success on many ballot measures from above 50 percent to above 60 percent.