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FairVote's reforms continue to gain steam, as organizations and individuals recognize and defend their potential to make every vote count in every election. In particular, many are advocating for adopting a constitutional right to vote and using ranked choice voting in local and statewide elections.
The Academy Awards are almost here, and with them, a great conversation about voting and elections. The Academy uses ranked choice voting to choose the Best Picture winner, and ranked choice voting continues to gain steam as a viable and critical reform for promoting fairer and more inclusive elections.
The 2014 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.
After his State of the Union speech on Tuesday, President Barack Obama stressed a vision of "united states." We discuss how this clashes with the unforgiving logic of winner-take-all elections and how the National Popular Vote plan for president would address this in this edition of The Reformer.
On November 6, 2014, more than two years before the 2016 congressional elections, FairVote projected the outcomes of the 2016 congressional elections in more than 85% of U.S. house seats. We discuss the ramifications of these projections in this issue of The Reformer.
We'll be back next month with more detailed news from FairVote, but as summer comes to a close we wanted to share two high-profile commentaries on our core reform proposals.