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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High court determines it would be in violation of separation of powers clause if it were to overrule the current law.Read More
The Maine Secretary of State and state election officials put out a draft plan for implementing RCV and solicited public comment.Read More
Former Illinois Congressman John Porter and I have a new Inside Sources commentary on the implications of the recent indictment of Russian agents for seeking to influence the 2016 presidential election by seeking to exploit our “plurality” voting system - one I also had a chance to describe in this Young Turks interview.Read More