Kelsey Kober

Research Fellow

Kelsey Kober

Kelsey performs quantitative research specializing in state legislative contests and ranked choice voting. Before coming to FairVote, Kelsey worked for the anti-poverty group RESULTS and interned at Citizens for Tax Justice, People For the American Way, Food Tank, and the Ohio Democratic Party. Her writing has been featured in 9 different print and online publications, including The Hill, The Christian Science Monitor, and Zarytheus, a student Political Science research journal.

Kelsey recently graduated cum laude from Denison University with a B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy. She’s passionate about fighting poverty, data analysis, and the Michigan Wolverines.

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Posts by Kelsey Kober

The Connecticut State Senate, Bipartisanship, and Collaborative Policymaking

Posted on January 03, 2017

There will be a new experiment in divided government. The Connecticut State Senate is now perfectly tied 18-18 for the first time since 1893. It is too early now to know what sort of concessions Democrats may offer. However, FairVote’s guide to Collaborative Policy Making could serve as a road map for inclusive policy making in the state Senate. Connecticut currently uses none of the agenda setting and consensus building practices that lead to a more civil and functional divided government.


Los Angelenos Already Preparing for Another Round of Elections

Posted on December 21, 2016

As the 2016 election came to a close last month, American voters breathed a sigh of relief that the exhausting campaigns were finally over. However, the citizens of Los Angeles cannot relax just yet -- important elections for the city’s mayor, as well as eight of its 15 city council seats, are rapidly approaching.


Competition under Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission

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.


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