Content Categorized with "Congressional Elections"
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- Posted: September 16, 2014
- Author(s): Claire Daviss
- Categories: Congressional Elections, Fair Voting/Proportional Representation, Research & Analysis, Home
Many consider women's success this week in Massachusetts primaries to be a big step toward gender parity. A closer look at Massachusetts reveals there is still a long way to go. Representation 2020's reforms present opportunities.
- Posted: August 21, 2014
- Author(s): , Rebecca Hellmich
- Categories: Ranked Choice Voting & Instant Runoff Voting, National Popular Vote, Congressional Elections, Fair Voting/Proportional Representation, Home
Fair representation voting and ranked choice systems received significant media attention this month, with several notable publications featuring FairVote’s work and running expert commentary by FairVote staff and allies. Here are some of the highlights.
- Posted: August 8, 2014
- Author(s): Devin McCarthy , Rob Richie
- Categories: Congressional Elections, Fair Voting/Proportional Representation, Research & Analysis, Home, Redistricting, Voting Rights
Florida is facing an electoral quandary as two of its congressional districts have been found to violate the state constitution, and the legislature is redrawing the maps as November elections loom. The legislature does not want to use the new map in 2014, but FairVote's analysis outlines two plans that could resolve the crisis. The better of these plans would also improve the representation of Florida voters in the process.
- Posted: June 11, 2014
- Author(s): Anthony Ramicone, Rob Richie, Drew Spencer
- Categories: Ranked Choice Voting & Instant Runoff Voting, Congressional Elections, Fair Voting/Proportional Representation
California on June 3rd held its primary elections, which are conducted using a "top two" format. In this analysis, we assess the impact of top two and provide a solution for a way forward.
- Posted: May 20, 2014
- Categories: FairVote Reformer E-Newsletters, Congressional Elections, Fair Voting/Proportional Representation, FairVote
The 2014 primary season is well underway. Seven states and the District of Columbia have already held their primaries, with six more voting today, and many more will be holding primaries over the next few weeks. Primaries typically get little coverage, but they are one of the most important – and problematic – aspects of the American electoral system.
The 2014 primary season is underway, and voters in eight states have already cast ballots that will determine winners in the 2014 midterm elections. Since 371 congressional districts are safe for one of the major parties, whichever candidate in the majority party wins their party’s nomination in those districts is going to be safely elected in November’s general election. Despite their importance, turnout has been upsettingly low in many of these primaries – sometimes as low at 16% of registered voters. It’s time for us to fix the primaries.
- Posted: April 30, 2014
- Author(s): Drew Spencer
- Categories: Congressional Elections, Fair Voting/Proportional Representation, Events and Awards, Home, FairVote
This past Tuesday, FairVote had the opportunity to present on FairVote’s key reforms to a group of Elderhostelers (now called “Road Scholars”), on winner-take-all, polarization, partisan bias, and the fair voting solution.