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2017 India Presidential Election

by Myeisha Boyd

This week, India elects a new President with ranked choice voting (RCV) playing a pivotal role. Although RCV is not used to elect India's main parliament, it has significant uses in the nation's largest democracy, one of the most important is for selecting the president.

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Democrats Choose Fairfax County School Board Candidate with RCV

by Shashank Vura

On Friday, the Fairfax County (Virginia) Democratic Party endorsed its nominee for an upcoming special election to fill an at-large position on the School Board. Democrats winnowed down the broad field of six candidates using ranked choice voting.

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Bill to Restore the Voting Rights Act Introduced

by Maya Efrati, Drew Penrose

In 2013, the Supreme Court nullified a much-needed part of the VRA in Shelby County v. Holder. Today, the Voting Rights Advancement Act was reintroduced in Congress. The bill would restore Section 5 of the VRA, establishing a new formula for determining which states would be covered.

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