Posted on January 12, 2015
The 2014 elections underscore the value that electoral reform can bring. More governors won their seats with less than 50% support than in a century, and most congressional elections remain locked up for incumbents. On the other hand, the four cities that held ranked choice voting elections in 2014 demonstrated the value of change -- and momentum is building.
- The New York Times editorialized on January 4th that ranked choice voting can be the best remedy for protecting minority voting rights.
- The Washington Post continued its call for ranked choice voting in Washington, D.C. in a January 11th editorial.
- Maine voters will have an opportunity to vote for ranked choice voting by November, 2016. Maine's largest newspaper has already endorsed the measure.
- Two years before the 2016 congressional elections, FairVote projects incumbents sailing to re-election in more than 85% of races.
- FairVote's 2014 projections were 99.5% accurate. Find out what that means for democracy in the United States at fairvoting.us.
- 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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