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- Posted: April 16, 2015
- Author(s): Sarah John
- Posted: January 23, 2015
- Categories: FairVote Reformer E-Newsletters
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.
- Posted: December 15, 2014
- Categories: FairVote Reformer E-Newsletters, Reforms, Fair Voting/Proportional Representation, Home
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.
- Posted: July 31, 2014
- Author(s): Rebecca Hellmich
- Categories: FairVote Reformer E-Newsletters, Reforms, Voting Rights
With political polarization at its highest point in more than a century, observers often assume opposition to reform is inevitable. But there have been recent developments in bipartisan cooperation for FairVote’s Reform 2020 agenda, which we discuss in this issue of The Reformer.
- Posted: July 29, 2014
- Categories: Reforms
Not only did FairVote executive director Rob Richie finish his first marathon in under 4 hours, but we also met our fundraising goal of $26,200 in donations from new donors that will go toward FairVote's First Million Campaign! And the entire $26,000 will be matched dollar for dollar by generous FairVote board members.
- Posted: July 9, 2014
- Author(s): Andrew Douglas, Anthony Ramicone
- Categories: Europe, FairVote Reformer E-Newsletters, Reforms, Research & Analysis, Voting Rights
FairVote regularly publishes Innovative Analysis, an in depth look into what we’ve been researching. The FIFA World Cup is in its final week in Brazil. And while that tournament will eventually crown the best national soccer team in the world, we wondered what it would look like if it was crowning the healthiest electoral democracy in the world. With that in mind, we decided to put together an index that compares electoral health across countries and then apply it to this year’s World Cup.
FairVote’s research team just updated Monopoly Politics’ state profiles. This report pinpoints shortcomings of winner-take-all elections and proposes a roadmap for a better democracy with fair representation voting. Its 50-state analysis assesses each state’s representational makeup and compares them with FairVote’s fair representation voting plans.Take a look to see where your state stands.
- Posted: May 20, 2014
- Categories: FairVote Reformer E-Newsletters, Congressional Elections, Fair Voting/Proportional Representation, FairVote
The 2014 primary season is well underway. Seven states and the District of Columbia have already held their primaries, with six more voting today, and many more will be holding primaries over the next few weeks. Primaries typically get little coverage, but they are one of the most important – and problematic – aspects of the American electoral system.