Entries from April, 2013
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- Posted: April 30, 2013
- Author(s): Andrea Levien
- Categories: Home, Presidential Elections, National Popular Vote
Check out FairVote's new Google Map, which shows in detail when and where the presidential and vice presidential candidates held events during the fall campaign. The distribution may surprise you.
- 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.
- Posted: April 23, 2013
- Author(s): Rob Richie, Devin McCarthy
- Categories: Home, Congressional Elections, Fair Voting/Proportional Representation
In his draft paper on Political Dysfunction and Constitutional Change, University of California-Irvine professor Rick Hasen makes a powerful case for the need for out-of-the-box thinking on American political reform. But he also makes a curious omission: fair voting.
- Posted: April 16, 2013
- Author(s): Devin McCarthy
- Categories: Home, Americas, Fair Voting/Proportional Representation, International Elections, Elections Worldwide
From a poll showing widespread support for proportional representation to the Liberal Party leadership elections held using ranked choice voting to the growing movement for ranked choice voting in Toronto, things are looking up for electoral reform in Canada.
- Posted: April 16, 2013
- Author(s): Rob Richie
- Categories: Reforms, Felon Disenfranchisement, Voting Rights
Last night, the Takoma Park city council passed a charter amendment on first reading that, if approved when before the council again in the coming month, will be in the best tradition of cities and states leading the nation in advancing voting rights. It would establish same-day voter registration and extend voting rights to residents after they turn 16 and after incarceration. Here's why we think it's important.
- Posted: April 8, 2013
- Author(s): Devin McCarthy, Sara Helmi
- Categories: Home, Fair Voting/Proportional Representation, Asia and Oceania, Elections Worldwide, Districts Plus
Several of Japan's high courts have called the 2012 election unconstitutional because of malapportionment. But the continued use of winner-take-all elections is the deeper cause of Japan's distorted electoral outcomes.