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- Posted: March 8, 2012
- Author(s): Lindsey Needham
- Categories: Home, Fair Voting/Proportional Representation, FairVote, Elections Worldwide
Today, March 8th, is International Women's Day! As we honor the accomplishments of women all over the world, FairVote takes a moment to investigate the lack of women in political office. What can we do to increase women's representation?
- Posted: March 8, 2012
- Author(s): Sheahan Virgin, Arab Spring Series, Hüseyin Koyuncu
- Categories: Home, Middle East and Africa, Elections Worldwide
After previously explaining the hybrid election system recently used by Egypt in its parliamentary elections, we here analyze how use of winner-take-all elections for many seats distorted fair representation of political views and women. Seats elected by proportional representation provided far more representative results.
- Posted: March 1, 2012
- Author(s): Joe Witte, The Non-Majority Rule Desk
- Categories: Instant Runoff Voting/Ranked Choice Voting, Research & Analysis, Home, Presidential Elections
As the 2012 presidential election approaches, it's clear that while many American voters are ready for a third party, America's election system is not.
- Posted: February 29, 2012
- Author(s): Dorothy Scheeline
- Categories: Instant Runoff Voting/Ranked Choice Voting, Home, Presidential Elections, Presidential Nominations Reform
Californians for Electoral Reform conducted a revealing survey of delegates to the California Republican Party state convention last weekend. By enumerating their preferences, California Republican activists give insight into their voting patterns.
Blame Game: NJ Governor Chris Christie Wrong to Fault RNC’s Proportional Rules for Romney’s Nomination Travails
- Posted: February 28, 2012
- Author(s): Sheahan Virgin
- Categories: Research & Analysis, Home, Presidential Elections, Presidential Nominations Reform
According to Romney surrogate New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, the Republican National Committee’s new rules (which led to more states allocating delegates by proportional representation)—not Mitt Romney and his declining vote shares relative to 2008—are at fault for his candidate’s recent travails. Blaming the rules for one’s poor performance or failure to meet expectations is certainly not a novel political strategy, but Christie’s statement—as we will see—gets a lot wrong. Just ask his state’s voters, which now are far more likely to vote in a meaningful primary.
Many great things happened in the month of February. See the highlights in our most recent e-newsletter!
- Oscar: Rank Your Choices
- FairVote Featured in High Profile Media
- Ranked Choice Voting Earns Strong Support
- Honor John Anderson and Double your Donation
- Primary Season Resources--And Please Vote!
- Question of the Month
- Posted: February 17, 2012
- Author(s): Tyler Sadonis
- Categories: Home, Fair Voting/Proportional Representation, Redistricting, FairVote
Saturday February 11, 2012 marked the 200th birthday of the "Gerry-mander." With 2012 redistricting plans taking shape, gerrymandering continues to be prevalent. FairVote advocates for an alternative reform to fundamentally change the way we draw district boundaries.
- Posted: February 16, 2012
- Author(s): Rob Richie, Elise Helgesen
- Categories: Home, Universal Voter Registration
Our broken voter registration system is a direct barrier to participation. In fact, if every single registered voter participated this November, we still would trail many nations in turnout. It won't take rocket science to ensure that every eligible voter is registered to vote and that all ineligible voters are not. It's time to make a national commitment to voting in the United States; doing so must include modernizing voter registration.