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New Ballot Access Law in North Carolina

Posted on Quick News by 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 by 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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Post 2010 Redistricting Gave Us "The Worst Congressional Map Ever"

Posted on Quick News by Drew Penrose on October 02, 2017
Post 2010 Redistricting Gave Us

As the Supreme Court prepares to hear oral arguments in Gill v. Whitford, the case against partisan gerrymandering, it can be helpful to look back at what led to the congressional district maps we have today.

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FairVote Files Amicus In Whitford Case Challenging Partisan Gerrymandering

Posted on What's New by Drew Penrose on September 06, 2017
FairVote Files Amicus In Whitford Case Challenging Partisan Gerrymandering

Our brief describes how partisan gerrymandering undermines the vision of representative democracy in the United States.

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Alabama’s U.S. Senate Primary will use Ranked Choice Voting for Overseas Voters

Posted on What's New by Drew Penrose, Myeisha Boyd on August 15, 2017
Alabama’s U.S. Senate Primary will use Ranked Choice Voting for Overseas Voters

Today, voters in Alabama will vote in the primary election for U.S. Senate, to fill Jeff Session’s vacant seat. However, military and overseas voters have already been voting - and they had the opportunity to rank their choices with an “instant runoff” ballot.

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The Fair Representation Act has been introduced to Congress

Posted on What's New by Drew Penrose on June 29, 2017
The Fair Representation Act Has Just Been Introduced to Congress

On June 26, 2017, Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) introduced H.R. 3057: The Fair Representation Act. He was joined by co-sponsors Jamie Raskin (D-MD) and Ro Khanna (D-CA). This is a historic moment. The Fair Representation Act is the most comprehensive approach to reforming congressional elections in United States history. It would truly realize the vision of the House of Representatives as “The People’s House.”

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The Impact of the Fair Representation Act: Latino Voting Rights and Representation in the Southwest

The Impact of the Fair Representation Act: Latino Voting Rights and Representation in the Southwest

With the upcoming launch of the Fair Representation Act, legislation in Congress to end winner-take-all elections, we examine the state of representation of people of color in the current Congress and how it might change with enactment of the Act. This installment looks at the impact on Latino representation in five states in the American Southwest, where more than half of Latino Americans live.

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Bill to Restore the Voting Rights Act Introduced

Posted on Quick News by Maya Efrati, Drew Penrose on June 22, 2017
Bill to Restore the Voting Rights Act Introduced

In 2013, the Supreme Court nullified a much-needed part of the VRA in Shelby County v. Holder. Today, the Voting Rights Advancement Act was reintroduced in Congress. The bill would restore Section 5 of the VRA, establishing a new formula for determining which states would be covered.

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The Impact of the Fair Representation Act: African American Voting Rights and Representation in the Deep South

Posted on What's New by Rob Richie, Drew Penrose, David O'brien on June 20, 2017
The Impact of the Fair Representation Act: African American Voting Rights and Representation in the Deep South

With the upcoming launch of the Fair Representation Act, legislation in Congress to change winner-take-all elections, in the coming week we will examine the state of representation of people of color in the current Congress and how it might change with enactment of the Fair Representation Act. We will start with a focus on African Americans in the South – the region of the country where most African Americans live.

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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Announces Her Retirement

Posted on Quick News by Drew Penrose on May 02, 2017
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Announces Her Retirement

On May 1st, Republican Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen announced her retirement. Rep. Ros-Lehtinen is one of only a few remaining cross-over representatives: she represents the most partisan Democratic district represented by a Republican.

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