Better Elections Are Possible

Home_page-_Reihan_Salam_Quote_(1).pngAs long as we have single-member districts, it is inevitable that some group of people will be disadvantaged by the lines we draw, whether or not the line-drawers have sinister motives. 

The beauty of multi-member districts is that they allow us to use what FairVote calls “fair representation voting." 

~ Reihan Salam

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Fair Representation Voting for Congress

The Problem

The Problem

Winner-take-all elections create polarization and a striking lack of competition.

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Our Solution

Ranked choice voting gives every voter a meaningful vote.

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Iowa Supreme Court Upholds Felon Voting Ban

by Peter Jarka-sellers

This morning the Iowa State Supreme Court ruled 4-3 that the state’s lifetime ban on voting for anyone convicted of a felony was allowed under the state’s constitution.

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New Jersey 17-Year-Old Primary Voting Bill Heads to Governor's Desk

by Austin Plier

A bill that would allow 17-year-olds to vote in primary elections (if they will be 18 by the date of the general election) is headed to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's desk after passing the state Senate. Allowing 17 year-olds to vote in primary elections is a simple, common sense expansion of suffrage that helps young voters form voting as a habit early on in life.

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Supreme Court Takes Up Two Gerrymandering Cases for October Term

by Chris Hughes

The Supreme Court yesterday took up a case challenging North Carolina lawmakers' use of race while redrawing the state's congressional districts in 2011. The case, McCrory v. Harris, is an appeal by the state challenging a lower court finding that two districts were illegally packed with black voters. It joins another racial redistricting case already on the court's docket out of Virginia.

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