Entries from October, 2013
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A group of moderate senators, many from states dominated by the opposing party, played a key role in bringing the shutdown to an end. Outdated electoral rules mean that the number of such legislators is on the decline.
- Posted: October 18, 2013
- Author(s): Drew Spencer
- Categories: Research & Analysis, Instant Runoff Voting/Ranked Choice Voting, Home, Reforms, FairVote
In 2008, Oregon voters rejected a ballot initiative for a Top Two system by a nearly two-to-one vote. In 2014, Top Two may be back on the ballot, but this time tied to a famous Oregonian name and with a twist.
- Posted: October 17, 2013
- Author(s): Matt DeWilde
- Categories: Home, Americas, Fair Voting/Proportional Representation, International Elections, Elections Worldwide
Trinidad and Tobago has always elected its legislature using a winner-take-all system, but a new bill is bringing proportional representation to the island nation.
- Posted: October 1, 2013
- Author(s): Rob Richie, Devin McCarthy
- Categories: Home, Fair Voting/Proportional Representation, Congressional Elections
The United States Congress has careened into a government shutdown, and everybody wants to find someone to blame. But in the accusatory frenzy, they're missing the real culprit: the voting rules that drive the political behavior of Congress.
Cambridge, Massachusetts Voters Elect City Council and School Committee Using Ranked Choice Voting and Multi-Member Districts
- Posted: November 22, 2013
- Author(s): Andrew Douglas
- Categories: Research & Analysis, Instant Runoff Voting/Ranked Choice Voting, Home, Fair Voting/Proportional Representation, FairVote
Voters in Cambridge, Massachusetts elected a new city government earlier this month, using ranked choice voting in multi-member districts as they have in every municipal election since 1941. This year's contest provides another illustration of the advantages of this system, including fair representation of minorities, reduced negative campaigning, and greater voter satisfaction.