When you combine single-member districts into bigger multi-member districts, the picture starts to look quite different. The beauty of multi-member districts is that they allow us to use what FairVote calls “fair representation voting.”
...Imagine if Netroots Democrats or Tea Party Republicans made an impact not by launching primary challenges but by setting up shop as separate political entities. Instead of dragging the major parties to the left or to the right, they’d be able to compete with them on a level playing field. It’d be a bit like the startup world, where venture-backed entrepreneurs routinely take on entrenched incumbents.
—Reihan Salam, executive editor of the National Review
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Recent Carnegie Endowment report outline several electoral changes including proportional representation and ranked choice voting that would go a long way in healing the nation’s broken politics.Read More
More than a decade ago, voters in Sarasota, Fla. overwhelmingly passed a ballot initiative approving the implementation of ranked choice voting with 77.6 percent supporting the measure.Read More
Wheaton will become the first college in Illinois to use ranked choice voting to elect its student government.Read More