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Lower Presidential Election Turnout in Safe Republican States (Part II)

Posted on What's New by Claire Daviss on December 04, 2014

Thirteen states have voted Republican in every presidential election since 1980. How does their voter turnout compare to the rest of the nation? FairVote shows their turnout is much lower... and the gap appears to be growing. (This blog updates previous findings from 2011.)

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Michigan Electoral College "Reform" and the National Popular Vote

Posted on What's New by Claire Daviss on December 02, 2014

Today the Michigan Committee on Elections and Ethics met for the second time to hear testimony on a bill that would change the way that Michigan distributes its electoral votes. FairVote director Rob Richie weighed in, presenting important new analysis.

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A Guide to Good Policy for States Considering Electoral College Reforms

Posted on What's New by Claire Daviss on November 12, 2014

State legislators may soon consider changing the way they distribute electoral votes in presidential elections. Should they distribute electoral votes by congressional district? Should they distribute electoral votes proportionally? We weigh the various options and find that the national popular vote plan is the strongest policy by far.

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How Did Women Candidates Fare in 2014 U.S. House Races?

Posted on What's New by Claire Daviss on November 05, 2014

The results from the 2014 midterm elections are in. How did women candidates for the U.S. House do? Monopoly Politics 2014 projected the outcomes for 132 of the 162 women candidates for the U.S. House. Of those projections, at least 99% were correct. Find out what the midterm results mean for gender parity in elected offices, and why our projections matter.

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Battlegrounds and Spectators: How Campaign Attention Relates to Voter Turnout

Posted on What's New by Claire Daviss on October 31, 2014

In every presidential election, there are battleground states and spectator states. How does campaign attention affect voter turnout? We took a closer look at the causal relationship by focusing on states that have changed from battlegrounds to spectators and vice versa.

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