In a representative democracy, the right of decision belongs to the majority, but the right to representation belongs to all. FairVote advocates for adoption of proportional voting systems for local and state elections, and for an informed debate about their merits for congressional elections.
Read FairVote’s latest Dubious Democracy report, a biannual release on the state of democracy in elections of the U.S. House of Representatives.
First issued in 1994 and issued every two years thereafter, Dubious Democracy provides a comprehensive assessment of the level of competition, rate of voter participation, and accuracy of representation in elections to the U.S. House of Representatives in all 50 states. With analysis of data since 1982, the report ranks each state on a "democracy index" that is a relative measurement based on average margin of victory, percentage of seats to votes, how many voters elect candidates and number of House races won by overwhelming landslides.
Monopoly Politics 2014 projections for the 2014 congressional elections can be found online or downloaded as a spreadsheet. The full report is forthcoming.
Monopoly Politics 2012 provides the partisan landscape for all 435 U.S. House districts, with data on past elections and how redistricting affected partisan outcomes and racial fairness in 2012. The report also contains FairVote's ultimately accurate projections for the 2012 elections and insightful pre- and post-election analysis. Monopoly Politics demonstrates how partisanship has become the dominant factor in determining the outcome of the vast majority of congressional elections.
Fair Voting 2012 is FairVote's prescription for the problems illuminated in Monopoly Politics, showing how American forms of proportional representation could work in every state with more than one House district.