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Stark Trends Towards Higher Republican Turnout, Lower Democratic Turnout in Open Primaries

Posted on What's New by Molly Rockett on July 22, 2016
Stark Trends Towards Higher Republican Turnout, Lower Democratic Turnout in Open Primaries

FairVote, has compiled and analyzed state-by-state data on voter turnout for the 2016 presidential primaries. Released today, its reviews trends in voter turnout nationally since 2000, as well as differences in turnout by party.

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This Week in the News: Electoral Reform Round Up

Posted on What's New by Molly Rockett on June 24, 2016
This Week in the News: Electoral Reform Round Up

Catch up on the week’s electoral reform news with our round up of folks across the country writing and talking about FairVote’s reform vision:

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New PEW Study: Politics is More Divided Than Ever

Posted on Quick News by Molly Rockett on June 24, 2016

In a survey of nearly 4,400 adults this past March and April, PEW finds partisanship and polarization to be more entrenched than ever among Americans. This data does not bode well for proponents of competitive congressional elections.

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National Organization for Women Continues to Highlight Underrepresentation in Politics

Posted on Quick News by Molly Rockett on June 24, 2016

In a press release today, the National Organization for Women (NOW) called attention to the continued underrepresentation of women in politics, and affirmed their commitment to participating in the new formed Voting Rights Caucus in Congress.

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Primary Focus Report Highlights: Republicans Gain, Democrats Drop in 2016 Turnout

Posted on What's New by Molly Rockett, Demarquin Johnson on June 03, 2016
Primary Focus Report Highlights: Republicans Gain, Democrats Drop in 2016 Turnout

The complete report will analyzing in greater detail the effect of open vs. closed primaries, and changes in voter access laws, and the turnout changes in the current primary contests compared to the primary contests in 2008.

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2016 Presidential Primary Voter Turnout Analysis To Date

Posted on What's New by Molly Rockett, Austin Plier on May 06, 2016
2016 Presidential Primary Voter Turnout Analysis To Date

As of May 3rd, 2016, more than 75% states have held either presidential primaries or caucuses. FairVote has compiled the number of votes casts in state primaries for each candidate to this point, as well as the reported number of votes in state caucuses--though caucus numbers are less reliable than primary elections. Here is summary analysis of voter state presidential primary election turnout to this point in the nomination process.

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Primary Focus: Meaningful Access for Early Voters

Posted on What's New by Molly Rockett, Demarquin Johnson on April 29, 2016
Primary Focus: Meaningful Access for Early Voters

Every American voter has the right to participate in elections, but not everyone can get to their local high school gym, spend an hour in line, and fill out a ballot on a work day in the middle of the week.

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GOP Voters Shouldn’t Have to “Coordinate” to Make Their Voices Heard

Posted on What's New by Molly Rockett on April 27, 2016
GOP Voters Shouldn’t Have to “Coordinate” to Make Their Voices Heard

With just 82 days remaining until the Republican Convention, Ted Cruz and John Kasich have publicly discussed their plan to launch a coordinated opposition effort to Donald Trump in upcoming state primaries. The idea is to consolidate Cruz and Kasich supporters behind the most competitive alternative to Trump in each of the remaining states, rather than splitting the anti-Trump vote between the two candidates.

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Conversation Turns to Ranked Choice Voting for GOP Convention

Posted on Quick News by Molly Rockett on April 14, 2016

Today, Matthew Dean Hindman writes for the Washington Post that instant runoff voting would be the "most fair, transparent and democratic manner possible," to select the eventual nominee. FairVote's second choice polling series has explored how instant runoff voting could improve not only the convention process, but also the individual primaries taking place in states and the public opinion polls used to gauge voter preferences.

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Which New Yorkers Can Vote in the Primaries?

Posted on What's New by Molly Rockett on April 07, 2016
Which New Yorkers Can Vote in the Primaries?

New York has the earliest change-of-party deadline of any closed primary state in the country, six months before its primary election.

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