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Monopoly Politics Blog Series: Hardening Partisanship in State Legislatures

Posted on What's New by Devin Mccarthy, Matthew Bugajski on April 23, 2014

State legislatures around the country face the same growing problems of partisanship and polarization as the House of Representatives.

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Fair Representation at the Oscars

Posted on What's New by Devin Mccarthy on January 17, 2014

Find out how ranked choice voting led a diverse field of Best Picture nominees at the 2014 Oscars.

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Did Lincoln Deliver the Gettysburg Address Because Pennsylvania Was a Swing State?

Posted on What's New by Devin Mccarthy on December 23, 2013

The greatest speech in American history may only have come into being because the Battle of Gettysburg took place in a battleground state.

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Multi-Member Districts Help New Hampshire Elect All the Women it Wants

Posted on What's New by Devin Mccarthy on August 09, 2013

In New Hampshire's large multi-member districts, voters have the ability to vote for gender parity - and they do. 

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How to Guarantee Accountable Legislatures Under Choice Voting (Without Hurting Third Parties)

Posted on What's New by Devin Mccarthy on March 21, 2013

You don't have to sacrifice voter choice in order to guarantee accountable governments in a choice voting system - either in Malta or in the U.S. 

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Malta Elections Have 93% Turnout Using Choice Voting

Posted on What's New by Devin Mccarthy on March 14, 2013

Malta's ultra-high-turnout elections demonstrate some of the many benefits that the choice voting form of fair voting could bring to legislative elections in the United States.

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How the Electoral College Became Winner-Take-All

Posted on What's New by Devin Mccarthy on August 21, 2012

Electoral College electors weren't always chosen based on statewide winner-take-all rules. The first 13 U.S. presidential elections were messy and confusing, as each state used its own method for holding--or not holding--presidential elections.

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