Quick Takes

FairVote's brief and timely commentary on the latest news.

FairVote's 2016 Presidential Tracker

FairVote has created this spreadsheet to track the 2016 presidential candidates as they campaign across the country. The spreadsheet highlights the impact of our current Electoral College rules on presidential campaigns.

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NYC Mayor Calls for Electoral Reform

by Ethan Fitzgerald

Last week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio marked the state’s voter registration deadline by calling for several changes to increase voter registration and turnout, including some promoted by FairVote.

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Claremont McKenna College Student Government Elections

by Chloe Karafelis

Last week, students at Claremont McKenna College in California elected their 2020 Class President, Bryan Carlen. The Associated Students of Claremont Mckenna College is one of over 50 student governments that uses ranked choice voting to elect their officials. RCV on college campuses prevents the election from becoming a popularity contest, helps diversify the pool of candidates, and keeps students engaged with campus politics.

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