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- Posted: July 23, 2012
- Categories: Congressional Elections, Fair Voting/Proportional Representation, Research & Analysis, Redistricting, Home
FairVote has released two new reports about congressional elections and an interactive map that summarizes their findings. Monopoly Politics 2012 provides the partisan landscape for all 435 U.S. House districts, with data on recent elections and how redistricting will affect partisan outcomes and racial fairness in 2012. Fair Voting 2012 shows how American forms of proportional representation could work in every state with more than one House district.
Our reports come with insightful analysis about partisan outcomes, competitiveness, southern politics and more.
- FairVotingUS.Com: FairVote's interactive map that presents reports
- Fair Voting 2012: State profiles and analysis about fair voting plans
- Monopoly Politics 2012: State profiles and analysis about 2012 House elections
- Dedication of reports to William Raspberry and Lindsey Needham
- Posted: July 20, 2012
- Author(s): Erin Ellis
- Categories: Presidential Tracker, Presidential Elections, Home, FairVote
Obama and Romney cancel campaign events in swing states Florida and New Hampshire, respectively, to address last night's tragic Colorado shooting; polls show that the candidates are deadlocked in battleground states at 46 percent apiece; a high turnout of African American voters could turn the tables in Obama's favor.
- Posted: July 17, 2012
- Author(s): Erin Ellis, Jared Gay
- Categories: Presidential Tracker, Home, FairVote
Obama and Romney visit swing states Ohio and Pennsylvania, respectively, to bash one another's economic policies. Furthermore, analysts identify Virginia as the most crucial swing state this election and some predict that Obama can win its Electoral College votes.
President Obama campaigns in swing state Iowa and Romney in swing state Colorado; mobilizing black female voters could be a tiebreaker for Obama; Missouri, now a red-leaning state, is becoming "irrelevant."
- Posted: July 5, 2012
- Author(s): Erin Ellis, Arab Spring Series
- Categories: Middle East and Africa, Home, Elections Worldwide
On July 7, Libya will hold its first democratic elections since 1964. FairVote explains Libya's hybrid election system for the 200-seat General National Congress and how it could be better if all seats were elected by a form of proportional representation.
Is Florida the state to win? Did Obama's trip to Colorodo hurt or help his re-election bid? Plus: the states whose residents contribute the most money to campaigns are getting the least bang for their buck as Obama and Romney continue to target their ad spending in battleground states.
- Posted: July 2, 2012
- Author(s): Devin McCarthy
- Categories: Presidential Elections, National Popular Vote, Home
If you've followed the debate over the Electoral College, you may have heard the argument that the College's structural similarity to baseball's World Series is a good argument for keeping its current winner-take-all rules. That argument is flawed.
On June 20, 1992, former Cincinnati mayor and longtime proportional representation champion Theodore Berry welcomed reformers from around the country to his city for the founding convention of FairVote.On June 21st, the first Board was elected, Rob Richie chosen to be director and Matthew Cossolotto to be chair. 1980 presidential candidate John B. Anderson agreed to chair the advisory board and had an oped in the New York Times proposing instant runoff voting. In 2002, we summarized our first decade, and we highlight 2011 progress here.FairVote will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a series of events and featured reports, starting with an early July report contrasting gerrymandered single-member congressional elections with fair voting plans. Stay tuned!
- Posted: June 21, 2012
- Categories: Home
- Posted: June 19, 2012
- Author(s): Warren Hays
- Categories: Presidential Elections, Americas, Home, Elections Worldwide
With Mexican voters set to go to the polls on July 1, the country's three-party system combined with its winner-take-all presidential elections create a recipe for popular discontent with no end in sight.