Content Categorized with "Presidential Elections"
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- Posted: April 5, 2012
- Author(s): Sheahan Virgin
- Categories: Presidential Elections, Presidential Nominations Reform
Media attention in the Republican nomination contest is focused on this year's results for Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, and Rick Santorum. It's also informative to compare Romney to another candidate: himself, circa 2008.
With the presidential nomination season in full swing, FairVote has commentary and analysis that looks at the primary process through different lenses and proposes reforms to make them more representative, grounded in our belief that winner-take-all rules exclude voters.
FairVote: Media Gets it Wrong on Winner-Take-All
Seattle Times commentary based on Paul vs. Paul analysis
U.S. News: Rob Richie advocates for a national primary
Six Takes on the Republican Nomination Contest
Remember Young People in Maryland’s Primary
Voting Rights Lessons from Puerto Rico’s Primary
Contrary to conventional wisdom, current projected delegate totals for frontrunner Mitt Romney are far closer to what they would have been if every state had used a winner-take-all rule for allocating delegates than if they had used proportional allocation of delegates.
- Posted: March 1, 2012
- Author(s): Joe Witte, The Non-Majority Rule Desk
- Categories: Ranked Choice Voting/Instant Runoff Voting, Presidential Elections, Research & Analysis, Home
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: Ranked Choice Voting/Instant Runoff Voting, Presidential Elections, Home, 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: Presidential Elections, Research & Analysis, Home, 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.
- Posted: February 13, 2012
- Categories: Ranked Choice Voting/Instant Runoff Voting, Presidential Elections, National Popular Vote, Universal Voter Registration, Home
On February 12th, FairVote executive director Rob Richie was a guest on CSPAN television's Washington Journal, aired live around the nation. That day he also had the first and final letters in the New York Times' "Invitation to Dialogue" series on voting reform. FairVote staff and interns have been publishing many articles in 2012.
Rob Richie on CSPAN