Posted on November 08, 2016
Even after the adoption of an independent redistricting commission, seven of Arizona’s nine congressional districts are completely safe for the party that holds them. We report on the impact of redistricting on competition in U.S. house races since 1984.
Posted on October 27, 2016
North Carolina’s decision to eliminate primary runoffs echoes FairVote’s critique of runoffs. In lieu of primary runoffs or plurality voting, North Carolina and other states should adopt ranked choice voting to ensure that elected officials win with broad support and avoid the expense and inconvenience of dragging voters back for another election.
Posted on September 27, 2016
September 27 marks National Voter Registration Day. For many, this day symbolizes American democracy and an invitation to all citizens to participate in the government. What many might not know is that the United States is one of the only democracies in the world to not automatically register voters, instead shifting the responsibility to political parties, organizations, and elected officials with a history of bias.