Approval Voting is about accurate representation, so there is no inherent partisan benefit. In one city it may be true that the majority opinion is to restrict high-density housing, but in another city, the opposite could be true, and in a third city there may be a measured take to add some high-density housing, but not too much. Approval Voting aims to elect the candidate who most accurately represents the viewpoint of that city. If Approval Voting were eventually implemented in partisan races in Utah, the same would be true regarding party membership and opinion. In other words, it helps all different parties and communities by allowing their voice to translate to a proportionate amount of support.
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