FairVote acts to transform our elections to achieve secure access to participation for all, a full spectrum of meaningful ballot choices and majority rule with fair representation. As a catalyst for change, we build support for innovative strategies to win a constitutionally protected right to vote, universal voter registration, a national popular vote for president, instant runoff voting and proportional voting.
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May 17, 2013
The Philippines, a former U.S. colony, held elections on Monday using a small degree of proportional representation that was recently expanded to include national parties by the Supreme Court.
May 15, 2013
Today is the last day to show your support for ranked choice voting and FairVote Minnesota in the Looking@Democracy contest. Vote now!
May 15, 2013
Not only will the National Popular Vote plan make presidential elections fairer, but it will also maintain each state's autonomy in controling its own elections.
For more FairVote reports, visit the Research & Analysis section.// May 1, 2013
Every two years, FairVote conducts a thorough analysis of congressional elections, pointing out problems and making predictions in U.S. House of Representatives districts in all 50 states, that we call Monopoly Politics. We recently released our first projections for the 2014 congressional elections, including publishing a downloadable spreadsheet with partisanship data for every congressional district in the country. Check out the media coverage of our 2014 projections, our Monopoly Politics 2012 report, and our resources on the fair voting solution:
- Monopoly Politics 2014 in the New York Times and on Chuck Todd's The Daily Rundown
- In part one of the 2014 Monopoly Politics report, FairVote Releases Projections for the 2014 Congressional Elections.
- Download the spreadsheet with all our data on every congressional district, or view it in your browser.
- View our full Monopoly Politics 2012 report and see the Fair Voting Solution
- Read about the fair voting solution in the U-Richmond Law Review and in Salon
Research HighlightsAndrea Levien // April 30, 2013
Check out FairVote's new Google Map, which shows in detail when and where the presidential and vice presidential candidates held events during the fall campain. The distribution may surprise you.
For more FairVote reports, visit the Research & Analysis section.// April 26, 2013
As part of its biennial Monopoly Politics series on the overriding dominance of partisanship in controlling the outcomes of American congressional elections, FairVote today released its initial projections for its Monopoly Politics 2014 report. The report projects outcomes in 374 of 435 U.S. House elections in 2014 based on current incumbents seeking re-election. Of those 374 races, FairVote projects 211 to be won by Republicans and 163 to be won by Democrats.
On the latest episode of FairVote Voices:
A history of FairVote: In part one of this special two-part episode, Drew Spencer interviews FairVote Executive Director Rob Richie about FairVote's history and reforms.
Promoting voting rights and fair voting in Alabama: Legal fellow Drew Spencer interviews Jerome Gray about his career fighting for voting rights in Alabama.
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