Posted on November 11, 2014
The 2014 elections are over, and FairVote is already looking to the future. The 2014 elections demonstrated that our congressional elections remain locked up for incumbents while other races continue to allow non-majority rule, making the case for ranked choice voting.
- Two years before the 2016 congressional elections, FairVote projects incumbent wins in more than 85% of races in 2016.
- FairVote's 2014 projections were 99.5% accurate. Find out what that means for democracy in the United States at fairvoting.us.
- Largest Maine newspaper on the petition drive for ranked choice voting in all state and federal elections, which they have already endorsed.
- Speaking of Maine, it was one of eight states that elected a governor even though a majority of voters voted for other candidates.
- Several cities in the California Bay Area held successful ranked choice voting elections in 2014: see Rob Richie's article in the Huffington Post and our visual demonstration of the high profile Oakland mayor's race.
- Check out FairVote's new Blogspot site for quick access to important election reform news.
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