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- Posted: May 3, 2013
- Author(s): Rebecca Franklin, Devin McCarthy
- Categories: Fair Voting/Proportional Representation, Home, International Elections, Elections Worldwide, Districts Plus
Despite a recent constitutional controversy, Germany's mixed member proportional representation system of elections remains one of the most effective in the world.
- Posted: May 2, 2013
- Author(s): Andrew Douglas, Sara Helmi
- Categories: Fair Voting/Proportional Representation, Middle East and Africa, International Elections, Home, Elections Worldwide
Kenya's use of winner-take-all elections provides few incentives for inter-ethnic cooperation. Proportional representation could help bridge the country's ethnic divides.
Every two years, FairVote conducts a thorough analysis of congressional elections, pointing out problems and making predictions in U.S. House of Representatives districts in all 50 states, that we call Monopoly Politics. We recently released our first projections for the 2014 congressional elections, including publishing a downloadable spreadsheet with partisanship data for every congressional district in the country. Check out the media coverage of our 2014 projections, our Monopoly Politics 2012 report, and our resources on the fair voting solution.
- Posted: April 30, 2013
- Author(s): Andrea Levien
- Categories: Presidential Elections, National Popular Vote, Home
Check out FairVote's new Google Map, which shows in detail when and where the presidential and vice presidential candidates held events during the fall campaign. The distribution may surprise you.
- Posted: April 26, 2013
- Author(s): Andrea Levien, Devin McCarthy, Rob Richie
- Categories: National Popular Vote, Presidential Elections, Fair Voting/Proportional Representation, Congressional Elections, Home
These are the top ten indicators that winner-take-all has led to the breakdown of the American electoral system in both presidential and legislative elections.
- Posted: April 23, 2013
- Author(s): Devin McCarthy, Rob Richie
- Categories: Congressional Elections, Fair Voting/Proportional Representation, Home
In his draft paper on Political Dysfunction and Constitutional Change, University of California-Irvine professor Rick Hasen makes a powerful case for the need for out-of-the-box thinking on American political reform. But he also makes a curious omission: fair voting.
- Posted: April 16, 2013
- Author(s): Devin McCarthy
- Categories: Americas, Fair Voting/Proportional Representation, International Elections, Home, Elections Worldwide
From a poll showing widespread support for proportional representation to the Liberal Party leadership elections held using ranked choice voting to the growing movement for ranked choice voting in Toronto, things are looking up for electoral reform in Canada.
- Posted: April 10, 2013
- Categories: Home
FairVote regularly publishes op-eds, blogs and longer articles. Rob Richie and Andrea Levien will have an article on the National Popular Vote plan for president in the prestigious Presidential Studies Quarterly, Richie is coauthor of the 2013 edition of Every Vote Equal, and Richie and Drew Spencer have a new University of Richmond Law Review article on the case for choice voting as an alternative to winner-take-all elections in the United States.
- Posted: April 8, 2013
- Author(s): Sara Helmi, Devin McCarthy
- Categories: Fair Voting/Proportional Representation, Asia and Oceania, Home, Elections Worldwide, Districts Plus
Several of Japan's high courts have called the 2012 election unconstitutional because of malapportionment. But the continued use of winner-take-all elections is the deeper cause of Japan's distorted electoral outcomes.