Peter Jarka-Sellers

Executive & Research

Peter Jarka-Sellers

Peter Jarka-Sellers is a student at Macalester College studying politics, international relations, economics, and pubic policy.  He recently completed a gap year during which volunteered heavily for Citizens’ Climate Lobby, of which he has been a member for close to three years.  He also volunteered for DraftBiden Philadelphia, Joe Sestak’s Pennsylvania Senate campaign, and Dan Muroff’s congressional campaign in Pennsylvania’s 2nd district.

Posts by Peter Jarka-Sellers

Tracking the Candidates: Current Electoral College Rules Mean Most Americans Ignored

Posted on July 29, 2016

In the weeks since the California primary, when Hillary Clinton joined Donald Trump in becoming her party’s presumptive nominee for president, FairVote has tracked both candidates’ campaign appearances. FairVote’s similar analysis in 2012 showed just how much the candidates focus on swing states that might tip the election with our current Electoral College rules.


Meet the Team: Peter Jarka-Sellers

Posted on July 08, 2016

This coming fall I will start at Macalester College where I intend to study politics and public policy, moving to St Paul, Minnesota from my hometown of Philadelphia.


Iowa Supreme Court Upholds Felon Voting Ban

Posted on June 30, 2016

This morning the Iowa State Supreme Court ruled 4-3 that the state’s lifetime ban on voting for anyone convicted of a felony was allowed under the state’s constitution.


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