Content Authored by Rob Richie
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- Posted: April 17, 2014
- Author(s): Rob Richie, Dania N. Korkor
- Categories: Instant Runoff Voting/Ranked Choice Voting, Home
The best way to make sure the votes of overseas and military voters will count is for more cities to adopt the ranked choice ballots. This sensible, simple and innovative process protects the voting rights of thousands.
Yesterday, a bipartisan bill was introduced in the House of Representatives to give new life to the Voting Rights Act after the Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the law last June. The bill creates a new coverage formula under Section 4, which, though not perfect, is a clear step in the right direction.
- Posted: November 29, 2013
- Author(s): Rob Richie
- Categories: Instant Runoff Voting/Ranked Choice Voting, Reforms, Research & Analysis, Home, FairVote
If you followed the local elections and the special elections that took place in 2013, you probably heard some stories about ranked choice voting - and there's a good chance they were positive.
- Posted: October 1, 2013
- Author(s): Devin McCarthy, Rob Richie
- Categories: Fair Voting/Proportional Representation, Congressional Elections, Home
The United States Congress has careened into a government shutdown, and everybody wants to find someone to blame. But in the accusatory frenzy, they're missing the real culprit: the voting rules that drive the political behavior of Congress.
- Posted: July 24, 2013
- Author(s): Andrea Levien, Devin McCarthy, Rob Richie
- Categories: Presidential Elections, National Popular Vote
FairVote's analysis shows that Pennsylvania state Sen. Dominic Pileggi's proportional electoral vote allocation plan would do little to make presidential elections fairer if implemented nationally.
- Posted: July 18, 2013
- Author(s): Rob Richie, Robert Fekete
- Categories: Instant Runoff Voting/Ranked Choice Voting, All Reports
Many states currently use runoff election systems during primaries for statewide federal posts. However, the two-election runoff system leads to high turnout declines and a less representative second election, particularly if there is along time delay between the two elections.
- Posted: June 24, 2013
- Author(s): Robert Fekete, Rob Richie
- Categories: Europe, Fair Voting/Proportional Representation, Home, International Elections, Elections Worldwide
Since 1919, Ireland has used a form of ranked choice voting for all its public elections. When the Irish think of voting, they think about ranking candidates in their order of preference. But here in the U.S., our conception of voting is usually just picking our one favorite candidate. FairVote examines the lessons we can learn from ranked choice voting in Ireland.