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Third Parties and the Spoiler Effect In the 2012 Election

Posted on What's New by Joe Witte, The Non-majority Rule Desk on February 28, 2012

As the 2012 presidential election approaches, it's clear that while many American voters are ready for a third party, America's election system is not.

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The Supply Side: Alternative Reform Approaches to Campaign Finance

Posted on What's New by Tyler Sadonis, Joe Witte on January 26, 2012

Last Saturday marked the two-year anniversary of the controversial U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. Citizens United overturned decades of campaign finance law by extending First Amendment protection to political expenditures by corporations and unions. Most reformers focus on how to affect the supply of money in politics, whereas FairVote focuses on electoral reforms that will reduce the demand for money in politics by reducing the impact of money.

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Redistricting Guide on FairVote Tools for Analysis and Mapping

Posted on What's New by Joe Witte on November 23, 2011

How much does it cost to participate in the redistricting process? Common software that politicians, political parties and lobbyists use for redistricting costs anywhere from $4,500 a year to a $7,000 one-time fee. At FairVote, we don't believe that participation in the redistricting process should be limited to those who can afford to spend thousands of dollars on software. We are proud to present you with our Redistricting Guide, which gives you a crash course in the free redistricting software we used to create our Monopoly Politics 2012 and Fair Voting 2012 reports. 

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