Entries Categorized with "Congressional Elections"
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A group of moderate senators, many from states dominated by the opposing party, played a key role in bringing the shutdown to an end. Outdated electoral rules mean that the number of such legislators is on the decline.
- Posted: October 1, 2013
- Author(s): Rob Richie, Devin McCarthy
- Categories: Home, Fair Voting/Proportional Representation, Congressional Elections
The United States Congress has careened into a government shutdown, and everybody wants to find someone to blame. But in the accusatory frenzy, they're missing the real culprit: the voting rules that drive the political behavior of Congress.
- Posted: August 7, 2013
- Author(s): Andrew Douglas
- Categories: Home, Research & Analysis, The Fair Voting Solution for U.S. House Elections, Fair Voting/Proportional Representation, Congressional Elections, FairVote
While many Americans describe themselves as ideological moderates, centrists have become increasingly rare in the House of Representatives, where their decline has contributed to congressional dysfunction and polarization. The pace of the decline of House moderates over the last forty years has been remarkable.
- Posted: July 26, 2013
- Author(s): Robert Fekete
- Categories: Congressional Elections, Fair Voting/Proportional Representation, Redistricting, FairVote
Independent redistricting only makes marginal improvements to South Carolina's uncompetitive and distorted congressional elections. Fair representation voting is a better solution.
The June 18th vote in the U.S. House on abortion law reflects a trend towards increased polarization and a decline in crossover voting in the House. This analysis looks at which Members voted against their party's majority and compares the vote to a 1993 vote on abortion law.
- Posted: April 26, 2013
- Author(s): Rob Richie, Devin McCarthy, Andrea Levien
- Categories: Home, National Popular Vote, Presidential Elections, Fair Voting/Proportional Representation, Congressional Elections
These are the top ten indicators that winner-take-all has led to the breakdown of the American electoral system in both presidential and legislative elections.