Content Categorized with "Research & Analysis"
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- Posted: November 4, 2010
- Categories: Research & Analysis
Election Day brought big changes this year. Republicans took control of the U.S. House of Representatives decisively, while the Democratic Party narrowly held onto the U.S. Senate. With a majority of the nation’s governors being elected, Republicans made key gains. While the media’s narrative will undoubtedly focus on the winners and losers, our Non-Majority Rule desk will zero in on how plurality voting rules skewed and distorted several elections – and led to some underhanded campaign tactics.
- Posted: June 24, 2010
- Author(s): Billy Organek, Patrick Withers
- Categories: Reforms, Research & Analysis, All Reports
FairVote's most recent review of redistricting reform in the states in 2009-2010 presents a mix of optimism and frustration for supporters of redistricting in the public interest rather than in the best interest of the political duopoly.
- Posted: May 6, 2010
- Author(s): Amanda Naldjieff
- Categories: Ranked Choice Voting/Instant Runoff Voting, Europe, Fair Voting/Proportional Representation, Research & Analysis, Home, Elections Worldwide
"How Does an "Election" within an Unrecognized State SIgnificantly Affect the International Community?"
- Posted: April 27, 2010
- Author(s): Pauline Lejeune
- Categories: Ranked Choice Voting/Instant Runoff Voting, Fair Voting/Proportional Representation, Research & Analysis, Home, FairVote
Today, we could not decide on what to order and realizing that we are the voting system experts, we thought it would be great to cast votes before making any decision. Different systems can get different winners and this was a great opportunity to test their fairness and impact.
- Posted: April 9, 2010
- Author(s): Neal Suidan, Daniel Weaver
- Categories: Ranked Choice Voting/Instant Runoff Voting, National Popular Vote, Research & Analysis, Home, All Reports
From 1948 to 2009, 90.4 percent of all gubernatorial general elections nationwide were won with greater than 50 percent of the popular vote. None were won with less than 35 percent of all votes cast. Fifteen states elected all of their governors with a majority of votes cast. Among the other states, Maine had the most plurality-elected governors, with 7 of their 19 races in this span.