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Reform Roundup: January 13th, 2017

Posted on What's New by Austin Plier on January 13, 2017
Reform Roundup: January 13th, 2017

Catch up on the week’s electoral reform news with our round up of folks across the country writing and talking about FairVote’s reform vision.

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Reform Roundup: December 22nd, 2016

Posted on What's New by Austin Plier on December 22, 2016
Reform Roundup: December 22nd, 2016

Catch up on the week’s electoral reform news with our round up of folks across the country writing and talking about FairVote’s reform vision.

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Ranked Choice Voting on the 2016 Honor Roll

Posted on Quick News by Austin Plier on December 22, 2016
Ranked Choice Voting on the 2016 Honor Roll

FairVote was excited to see ranked choice voting on John Nichols' 2016 Honor Roll as the "Most Valuable State Electoral Reform," and looking forward to new opportunities in 2017.

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Historically Low Turnout in Louisiana Senate Runoff

Posted on Quick News by Austin Plier on December 14, 2016
Historically Low Turnout in Louisiana Senate Runoff

Voter turnout in the Louisiana U.S. Senate runoff on December 10th was just 29.2 percent--down from 67.8 percent in the general election--making it one of the lowest-attended U.S. Senate elections in the state in recent years. Legislators should look for ways to expand the use of ranked choice voting to avoid costly, low-turnout elections like the one on December 10th.

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Reform Roundup: November 18th, 2016

Posted on What's New by Austin Plier on November 18, 2016
Reform Roundup: November 18th, 2016

Catch up on the week’s electoral reform news with our round up of folks across the country writing and talking about FairVote’s reform vision.

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Non-Majority Outcomes in Senate Races and Presidential Contests

Posted on What's New by Austin Plier on November 10, 2016
Non-Majority Outcomes in Senate Races and Presidential Contests

As election 2016 outcomes become clearer and vote totals finalize, we can begin to assess the impact that vote-splitting had on various U.S. Senate races and the presidential contest in states. As the fight for control of the Senate played out, it looks as though six Senate races will be won without a majority of the vote.

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Vote-Splitting and Runoff Election Loom for Louisiana Senate Race

Posted on What's New by Austin Plier on November 08, 2016
Vote-Splitting and Runoff Election Loom for Louisiana Senate Race

As the race for control of the U.S. Senate unfolds on election night, most eyes will be trained on the handful of particularly competitive Senate races. However the dynamics that are likely to unfold in Louisiana are promising to be particularly intriguing. With so many competitive candidates running for Senate, we’re almost certain to see severe vote-splitting, with no candidate winning even close to a majority of the votes, requiring a runoff election.

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Louisiana Military and Overseas Voters Cast Ranked Ballots

Posted on What's New by Austin Plier on November 08, 2016
Louisiana Military and Overseas Voters Cast Ranked Ballots

This year, overseas and military voters cast ranked choice voting ballots in five states. In fact, in advance of Louisiana’s 8:00 pm poll closing deadline this evening, thousands of ranked ballots will have been returned to the state’s election officials by military and overseas voters.

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International Democracy Organizations Visit FairVote

Posted on What's New by Austin Plier, Drew Penrose on November 07, 2016
International Democracy Organizations Visit FairVote

Recently, FairVote has had the opportunity to make such presentations to two international groups: The Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth & Advancement (YIAGA), and representatives from the United States electoral observation mission of the Organization of American States (OAS).

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Reform Roundup: September 23, 2016

Posted on What's New by Austin Plier on September 23, 2016
Reform Roundup: September 23, 2016

Catch up on the week’s electoral reform news with our round up of folks across the country writing and talking about FairVote’s reform vision.

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