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Sen. McCain, RCV Supporter, Wins in Arizona

Posted by Maya Efrati on November 08, 2016
Senator John McCain, RCV Supporter, Wins in Arizona

With the polls closing just minutes ago, it is clear that the Senate will keep yet another supporter of ranked choice voting on its member rolls. Sen. McCain (R-Arizona), who has maintained a strong lead over challenger Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Arizona) in the final few months of this election, confirmed his victory by a clear margin.

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Local Contest Introduces Ranked Choice Voting

Posted by Avi Steele on October 27, 2016
Local Contest Introduces Ranked Choice Voting

Every year, the treasurer’s office in Arlington County, VA holds a design contest to select the year’s official decal. Students from the county’s high schools submit original designs, one of which will be displayed on 160,000 vehicles throughout the county.

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FairVote's 2016 Presidential Tracker

Posted on October 24, 2016
FairVote's 2016 Presidential Tracker

FairVote has created this spreadsheet to track the 2016 presidential candidates as they campaign across the country. The spreadsheet highlights the impact of our current Electoral College rules on presidential campaigns.

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Claremont McKenna College Student Government Elections

Posted by Chloe Karafelis on October 03, 2016
Claremont McKenna College Student Government Elections

Last week, students at Claremont McKenna College in California elected their 2020 Class President, Bryan Carlen. The Associated Students of Claremont Mckenna College is one of over 50 student governments that uses ranked choice voting to elect their officials. RCV on college campuses prevents the election from becoming a popularity contest, helps diversify the pool of candidates, and keeps students engaged with campus politics.

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National Voter Registration Day: Why We Need Universal Voter Registration

Posted by Kelsey Kober on September 27, 2016
National Voter Registration Day: Why We Need Universal Voter Registration

September 27 marks National Voter Registration Day. For many, this day symbolizes American democracy and an invitation to all citizens to participate in the government. What many might not know is that the United States is one of the only democracies in the world to not automatically register voters, instead shifting the responsibility to political parties, organizations, and elected officials with a history of bias.

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Crowded Field Could Lead to Severe Vote Splitting in Louisiana Senate Race

Posted by Ben Fogarty on September 09, 2016
Crowded Field Could Lead to Severe Vote Splitting in Louisiana Senate Race

With twenty-four candidates running, the race to replace outgoing Louisiana U.S Senator David Vitter is one of the most hotly contested elections this year. While competition is emblematic of a healthy democracy, Louisiana’s current electoral system has a defect that is partly addressed by having a majority runoff but still leaves voters in a tough situation during highly competitive races like this one.

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