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Monopoly Politics 2014 and the Fair Voting Solution

// Published November 7, 2013

Presented below is FairVote's Monopoly Politics 2014 and the Fair Voting Solution report, followed by links to related analyses, reports, infographics, and videos. The report includes projections for every district in the country in the 2014 midterm House elections, in-depth analysis of the problems with American congressional elections as they are, and our 50-state plan for electing Congress under a fair representation voting system that could be enacted by Congress.

Projections and data for all 435 congressional districts can be downloaded or viewed online. The online spreadsheet will be continuously updated to reflect open seats as incumbents announce that they will not be running in 2014. The rest of the report will remain current as of November 2013.

The flash map below displays the partisan split, competitiveness, and racial representation of both the current district map and the fair voting solution presented in the report.

 

 

Part I: Analysis

Chapter 1: The Power of Monopoly Politics

 

Chapter 2: The Problems of Monopoly Politics

 

Chapter 3: The Solution to Monopoly Politics

 

Part II: State-by-State Projections and Data

 

 

Alabama Hawaii Massachusetts New Mexico South Dakota
Alaska Idaho Michigan New York Tennessee
Arizona Illinois Minnesota North Carolina Texas
Arkansas Indiana Mississippi North Dakota Utah
California Iowa Missouri Ohio Vermont
Colorado Kansas Montana Oklahoma Virginia
Connecticut Kentucky Nebraska Oregon Washington
Delaware Louisiana Nevada Pennsylvania West Virginia
Florida Maine New Hampshire Rhode Island Wisconsin
Georgia Maryland New Jersey South Carolina Wyoming

 

Appendices:

  1. Methodology
  2. Literature Review
  3. Bibliography
  4. Full Text of Model Fair Representation Voting Act
  5. Projections, partisanship, and data for all 435 districts
  6. Projections for all proposed super districts

 

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