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UK Election Results Were More Proportional Than Usual, Here’s How They Could be Even Better

Posted on What's New by Michael Patison on June 16, 2017
UK Election Results Were More Proportional Than Usual, Here’s How They Could be Even Better

On Thursday, June 8, the United Kingdom went to the voting booths to elect the 650 members of Parliament for the second time in three years.

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Low turnout in Georgia's expensive primary runoffs highlight need for RCV

Posted on Quick News by Michael Patison on July 27, 2016
Low turnout in Georgia's expensive primary runoffs highlight need for RCV

On July 26th, a handful of Georgians went to the polls to vote in runoff primary elections. Ranked choice voting, in which voters rank the candidates in order of preference, would eliminate the need for costly, unexciting runoffs since the runoff process is already built into the ballot-counting process. Additionally, because turnout is higher in the primary, we can ensure the voices of more people are heard when choosing the party nominee.

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Meet The Team: Michael Patison

Posted on What's New by Michael Patison on July 14, 2016
Meet The Team: Michael Patison

I am a Dallas native and rising 5th year at the University of Texas at Austin, where I’m majoring in International Relations, with a concentration in International Security, and Plan II Honors, an interdisciplinary honors program, with minors in Middle Eastern Studies and Arabic.

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UK Conservative Party's Leadership Election Functions Like a Ranked Choice Voting Election

Posted on Quick News by Michael Patison on July 13, 2016

Very closely simulating a ranked choice voting election, Conservative MPs voted in a series of ballots to eventually elect Theresa May as leader of the party and replace David Cameron as Prime Minister.

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