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Is 23% enough to be an Arizona Congressman? Non-majority rules in August 25 primaries in Arizona, Florida and Vermont

Posted on What's New by The Non-majority Rule Desk, Cathy Le on August 26, 2010

This month I have blogged on state primaries held on August 3rd and August 10th about a serious, if often overlooked problem in our politics: non-majority winners in primary elections held with plurality voting.

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Reasons to Reconsider Plurality Voting

Posted on What's New by Cathy Le on August 18, 2010

Nominating contests for congressional and gubernatorial races often attract many candidates running to be the nominee for their respective party. When more than two candidates compete under a plurality voting system, elections can be won with only a minority percent of the vote and top contenders or ‘spoilers’ can end up splitting the vote, handing the election to a weak nominee.  

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Michigan Primary Results Reveal Flaws in Winner-Take-All System

Posted on What's New by Cathy Le on August 05, 2010

The August 3rd primary in Michigan had several competitive races. In nomination contests for 15 U.S. House seats and the governor’s race, six of the winners will advance despite falling short of a majority of the vote in the primary.

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Australia to Hold National Instant Runoff Voting Elections on August 21

Posted on What's New by Cathy Le on August 05, 2010

Just three weeks after becoming Australia’s first female prime minister, Julia Gillard announced national elections would be held on August 21, 2010.  

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