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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FairVote New Mexico Director Maria Perez sat down with New Mexico in Focus to discuss what voters need to know about their upcoming ranked choice choice voting (RCV) election in March.Read More
The curious attack by the Memphis City Council on voters continued in Tennessee last year. Once again bucking the views of the majorities of voters who voted in 2008 for charter amendments to establish ranked choice voting and term limits in city elections.Read More