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FairVote's brief and timely commentary on the latest news.
by Rob Richie
It's the final week in the highly competitive race to be the next chair of the Democratic National Committee. As people gear up for the Saturday vote, keep in mind that with 10 candidates, it's highly unlikely that nobody will earn a majority of the initial vote. Instead, in what amounts to a series of runoffs, the winner will ultimately be the candidate who represents a majority of voters.Read More
by Chris Hughes
The House Committee on Administration voted this week to advance H.R. 634, the Election Assistance Commission Termination Act, to consideration by Congress. The bill proposes eliminating the Election Assistance Commission, an agency designed to safeguard and improve administration of elections in the United States.Read More
by Shane Wade
Evanston Now, ranked their mayoral candidates based on Facebook “likes.” Will the likes match the results?Read More