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Did you know? Obama and Trudeau Share Support for Electoral Reform

Posted on Quick News by Molly Rockett on March 11, 2016

During Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s recent visit to the White House, the first for any Canadian Prime Minister in almost 20 years, he and President Obama both voiced support for continued efforts to combat climate change.

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Primary Focus: Super Tuesday

Posted on What's New by Molly Rockett, Demarquin Johnson on March 02, 2016
Primary Focus: Super Tuesday

As we get closer and closer to the national conventions for both parties, the rules surrounding how delegates are allocated and how they vote are taking center stage.

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Ranked Choice Voting Takes Center Stage at the 88th Academy Awards

Posted on What's New by Molly Rockett, Chris Hughes on February 29, 2016
Ranked Choice Voting Takes Center Stage at the 88th Academy Awards

Using ranked choice voting, especially when there are so many nominees, is the best way to select a film that has the broadest support among all voters. Spotlight may not have been the most talked-about film or the most divisive film, but it did earn broad enough support, perhaps in second or third choices, to clinch the victory.

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Primary Focus: Civility, The Missing Ingredient

Posted on What's New by Molly Rockett, Demarquin Johnson on February 26, 2016
Primary Focus: Civility, The Missing Ingredient

With ranked choice voting (RCV), voters are exposed to a different type of election experience. Voters benefit from indicating their full preference among candidates by ranking their options instead of only choosing one. In addition, voters see less negativity between candidates.

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Voting and the Oscars: Six Numbers You Need to Know

Posted on What's New by Molly Rockett, Chris Hughes on February 23, 2016
Voting and the Oscars: Six Numbers You Need to Know

For this tenure, PricewaterhouseCoopers has successfully tabulated the results and delivered the winners for the Oscars without a single breach in the secrecy of the process.

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Primary Focus: Youth Engagement in Primaries

Posted on What's New by Molly Rockett, Demarquin Johnson on February 22, 2016
Primary Focus: Youth Engagement in Primaries

FairVote is a national advocate for 17-year-old participation in primary elections. We provide resources for citizens, legislators, and researchers who are advocating on this issue. Currently, only twenty-one states permit 17-year-olds who will turn 18 on or before Election Day to vote in one or both political parties’ nominating contest.

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Primary Focus: The New Hampshire Primaries

Posted on What's New by Molly Rockett, Demarquin Johnson on February 12, 2016
Primary Focus: The New Hampshire Primaries

On Tuesday, New Hampshire voters in both parties delivered a clear rebuke to the so-called “establishment” candidates by selecting Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders as landslide winners of the first-in-the-nation presidential primary. In the Democratic contest, Sanders easily outpaced Hillary Clinton, earning 60% of the vote and 15 of 24 delegates -- remarkable in part because Sanders is an independent in the U.S. Senate and has never run before as a Democrat.

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Face Off: New Hampshire vs. Iowa

Posted on What's New by Molly Rockett, Demarquin Johnson on February 05, 2016
Face Off: New Hampshire vs. Iowa

In this special edition of Primary Focus, we debate the merits of a humorous hypothetical. If one could vote in either Iowa or New Hampshire, which would you choose? The two states proudly boast their nominating contests as the best in the nation, but the debate has never been outlined. This five-point comparison of Iowa’s caucuses and New Hampshire’s primaries is not an endorsement of specific components; rather it is a discussion of nuanced details.

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Rubio Passes Cruz and Trump in Simulated RCV Primary

Posted on What's New by Andrew Douglas, Molly Rockett on February 05, 2016
Rubio Passes Cruz and Trump in Simulated RCV Primary

Only three days after the Iowa Caucuses, the results of that contest are already reshaping the Republican primary field. Despite the fact that Ted Cruz technically won the Caucus (as much as any candidate can really “win” a caucus with proportional allocation of delegates), second-choice polling reveals a different candidate picking up momentum.

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Primary Focus: The Iowa Caucuses

Posted on What's New by Molly Rockett, Demarquin Johnson on February 02, 2016
Primary Focus: The Iowa Caucuses

On Monday, Iowans voted and the rest of the nation waited with bated breath. Our Primary Focus blog series reflects on the results of the Iowa Caucuses.

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