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Tracking the Candidates Through the Final Campaign Push: Lots of Stops but Few States

Posted by Theodore Landsman on November 02, 2016
Tracking the Candidates Through the Final Campaign Push: Lots of Stops but Few States

The FairVote presidential tracker, which has been regularly used this fall by National Popular Vote, looks at where major party candidates for president and vice-president have been rallying their supporters at events that are open to the public, free and intended to influence local voters. Our data for the tracker is based on local news reports and the campaigns’ public schedules.

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Reform Roundup: October 28th, 2016

Posted by Avi Steele on October 28, 2016
Reform Roundup: October 28th, 2016

Catch up on the week’s electoral reform news with our round up of folks across the country writing and talking about FairVote’s reform vision. We also invite you to read these highlights of great press for ranked choice voting in 2016.

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FairVote to Assess Opportunities for State Litigation

Posted by Mohamed Aziz on October 28, 2016
FairVote to Assess Opportunities for State Litigation

Public interest litigation plays an important role in enacting and influencing reform, albeit imperfect and oftentimes unsuccessful. As an undoubtedly necessary strategy within the legal framework of our democratic society, attorneys can improve its effectiveness in order to better embolden and strengthen social reformers. This year, FairVote plans to publish an audit of state constitutions and courts to help prospective litigators know when seeking changes through litigation is most likely to be beneficial.

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North Carolina’s Elimination of Primary Runoffs Shows Why Ranked Choice Voting is a Better Way

Posted by Kelsey Kober on October 27, 2016
North Carolina’s Elimination of Primary Runoffs Shows Why Ranked Choice Voting is a Better Way

North Carolina’s decision to eliminate primary runoffs echoes FairVote’s critique of runoffs. In lieu of primary runoffs or plurality voting, North Carolina and other states should adopt ranked choice voting to ensure that elected officials win with broad support and avoid the expense and inconvenience of dragging voters back for another election.

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