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New pro-democracy tool: impact litigation in state courts

Posted on What's New Drew Penrose on February 13, 2018
New pro-democracy tool: impact litigation in state courts

New report from FairVote and the Campaign Legal Center finds state courts are where effective electoral reform can take place

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New open seats: Joe Barton and Luis Gutierrez will not seek re-election

Posted on Quick News Drew Penrose on November 30, 2017
New open seats: Joe Barton and Luis Gutierrez will not seek re-election

This week, Rep. Joe Barton, of Texas's 6th District, and Rep. Luis Gutierrez, of Illinois' 4th District, announced they will not seek re-election in 2018. See how these new open seats impact our projections for the 2018 congressional elections.

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Oregon LWV Supports RCV After Extensive Study

Posted on Quick News Drew Penrose on November 17, 2017
Oregon LWV Supports RCV After Extensive Study

The League of Women Voters of Oregon has decided to join more than a dozen other state LWV chapters in supporting ranked choice voting.

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Will Republican retirements put the House in play?

Posted on What's New Drew Penrose on November 16, 2017
Will Republican retirements put the House in play?

With several retirements already announced by GOP members of the House, how will it all play out in 2018?

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Voter turnout surges in all four cities with ranked choice voting

Posted on What's New Drew Penrose on November 08, 2017
Voter turnout surges in all four cities with ranked choice voting

Election Day 2017 featured several high profile ranked choice voting elections in cities and towns. Altogether, over 200,000 voters ranked their choices in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Cambridge, Mass. and Takoma Park, Md in cities with a total population of about 844,500.

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What FairVote’s watching on Election Day 2017

Posted on What's New Drew Penrose on November 07, 2017
What FairVote’s watching on Election Day 2017

Although federal elections always fall on even-numbered years, important state and local elections happen every year - and 2017 is no exception. Here are some of the contests FairVote will be watching on Election Day, November 7, 2017.

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FairVote US House Projects: Monopoly Politics Remains the Right Name

Posted on What's New Rob Richie, Drew Penrose on October 19, 2017
Our '18 House Projections: Monopoly Politics Remains in Place

FairVote has projected the partisan results of the next elections to the U.S. House of Representatives, and the results show a shocking lack of competition or fair representation.

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New Ballot Access Law in North Carolina

Posted on Quick News Drew Penrose on October 17, 2017
New Ballot Access Law in North Carolina

Earlier this month, we reported on the uncertain fate of a ballot access reform bill in North Carolina. That bill has now passed, liberalizing ballot access law in North Carolina, but also carrying with it controversial elements related to judicial elections.

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The Uncertain Fate of Much-Needed Ballot Access Reform in North Carolina

Posted on Quick News Drew Penrose on October 06, 2017
The Uncertain Fate of Much-Needed Ballot Access Reform in North Carolina

Among the worst states for reasonable ballot access laws is North Carolina.

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