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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This week, Rep. Blake Farenthold, of Texas' 27th District, announced he will not seek re-election in 2018. See how this new open seat impacts our projections for the 2018 congressional elections.Read More
This week, Rep. John Conyers, of Michigan's 13th District, Rep. Trent Franks, of Arizona's 4th District, and Rep. Levin, of Michigan's 9th District, announced they will not seek re-election in 2018. See how these new open seats impact our projections for the 2018 congressional elections.Read More