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"Strengthening Democracy in Canada" - The Special Committee's Report Released

by Drew Penrose

In August, 2016, we highlighted our testimony to Canada's Special Committee on Electoral Reform. Yesterday, that committee released its report, which recommends that Canada adopt proportional representation, as well as a number of other pro-voter democratic changes.

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Illegal Voting Claims by Trump Misconstrue the Real Need for Election Integrity

by Maya Efrati

The recent Presidential election has ignited an enormous amount of discussion regarding both the way that votes for the presidential election are cast, as well as the possibility of fraud in that election system. President-Elect Donald J. Trump claimed that millions voted illegally, but no evidence of this exists.

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Federal Standards for Presidential Recounts Needed

by Drew Penrose

Since the Florida recount was halted after the 2000 election, the need for federal action on presidential recounts has been plain, and the 2016 election has again clarified its need. The invaluable resource on presidential elections, Every Vote Equal, makes the case for just such a law.

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