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Fair Voting 2012

Comprised of the Fair Voting Interactive Map, Fair Voting Plans for 50 States, and supporting analysis and documentation, Fair Voting 2012 presents a new way of electing the U.S. House of Representatives. Our solution aims to correct the political impasse reinforced by our current winner-take-all system, instituting instead a system of proportional representation, founded in our American electoral traditions. 


Fair Voting Plans for 50 States (see state table below)

  • Impact of fair voting on percentage of voters in meaningful elections
  • Impact of fair voting on percentage of voters with representatives of more than one party
  • Impact of fair voting on likely partisan balance in the state
  • Impact of fair voting on minority voting rights
  • Graphics contrasting these measures with existing plans

 

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*

*Fair Voting Plans are only created for states with more than one district

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Fair Voting Interactive Map

  • Measures the underlying partisan landscape of current districts
  • Illustrates competitiveness in districts
  • Showcases the limits to electing direct representatives for minority voters
  • Compares all current districts with our fair voting plans

 

Source Data

Find here a spreadsheet containing the complete data used to create the Monopoly Politics 2012 and Fair Voting 2012 reports. This data includes partisanship ratings and racial makeup for each congressional district before and after redistricting, as well as a breakdown of each proposed Super District by partisanship and race.

 

Dubious Democracy

  • Comprehensive state-by-state data on competition and representation in every state since 1982

 

 

Monopoly Politics

  • Fairvote's district partisanship ratings and 2012 election projections for all 435 Congressional districts