Quick Takes

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

New Open Seats: Joe Barton (R-TX) and Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) Will Not Seek Re-Election

by Drew Penrose

Today Representative Joe Barton, of Texas's 6th district, announced that he will not seek re-election in 2018. See how this new open seat impacts our projections for the 2018 congressional elections.

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Blame our voting rules, not social media

by Myeisha Boyd

FairVote's Rob Richie argues blaming social media for the nation's broken politics is just shooting the messenger

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