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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On the morning of the biggest winner-take-all state primaries, NPR’s Morning Edition ran a segment on the harsh reality of negative campaigning in the state of Florida. Ranked choice voting could fix that.Read More
Sam Wang writes in the American Prospect that losing Ohio could actually help Donald Trump win the GOP nomination. He argues that a Kasich win in Ohio would ensure that at least three candidates remain past “Super Tuesday 2.” As long as that is the case, the Trump-alternative vote will remain divided, and Trump will be able to continue picking up state victories with less than a majority.Read More
Franklin County Common Pleas Judge Richard Frye ruled in favor of 17-year-old presidential primary voters. The Court orders Secretary of State Jon Husted to advise county election boards to count the ballots already received and allow young voters to participate in voting now through Election Day on March 15.Read More