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From the "Non-Majority Rule" Desk: Independent Presidential Candidates, the Spoiler Effect, and Party Betrayal

Posted on What's New by The Non-majority Rule Desk, Chris Marchsteiner on September 15, 2010

It was another notable week here at the non-majority desk, including nationally prominent ruminations about third parties and independents, including Thomas Friedman of the New York Times predicting an independent presidential bid in 2012 and FiveThirtyEight.com's Nate Silver suggesting such a campaign could succeed.

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Without Majority Rule, Partisans Game the Vote -- Supressing Voter Choice

Posted on What's New by The Non-majority Rule Desk, Chris Marchsteiner on September 08, 2010

2010 is a particularly important election. 37 states will elect governors to run their states – often with national implications through the central role governors typically will have in redistricting before the 2012 elections. Control of both the U.S. House and Senate are in play, with the outcome potentially hinging on votes in a handful of states.

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North Carolina uses IRV for the first time in a statewide election

Posted on What's New by Chris Marchsteiner on September 01, 2010

North Carolina will make history November 2 as the first state to use instant runoff voting (IRV) in a statewide election in the modern era. As reported in The Times-News, thirteen candidates have filed to run in the race to fill a vacancy on the state Court of Appeals. Additionally, three counties in the state will be using IRV to fill vacancies in three Superior Court races.

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