Pages tagged "Author Peter Jarka-Sellers"


Tracking the Candidates: Current Electoral College Rules Mean Most Americans Ignored

Posted on What's New by Rob Richie, Peter Jarka-sellers on July 29, 2016
Tracking the Candidates: Current Electoral College Rules Mean Most Americans Ignored

In the weeks since the California primary, when Hillary Clinton joined Donald Trump in becoming her party’s presumptive nominee for president, FairVote has tracked both candidates’ campaign appearances. FairVote’s similar analysis in 2012 showed just how much the candidates focus on swing states that might tip the election with our current Electoral College rules.

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Meet the Team: Peter Jarka-Sellers

Posted on What's New by Peter Jarka-sellers on July 08, 2016
Meet the Team: Peter Jarka-Sellers

This coming fall I will start at Macalester College where I intend to study politics and public policy, moving to St Paul, Minnesota from my hometown of Philadelphia.

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Iowa Supreme Court Upholds Felon Voting Ban

Posted on Quick News by Peter Jarka-sellers on June 30, 2016

This morning the Iowa State Supreme Court ruled 4-3 that the state’s lifetime ban on voting for anyone convicted of a felony was allowed under the state’s constitution.

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How California Incumbents Fare under Top-Two Voting

Posted on What's New by Peter Jarka-sellers on June 17, 2016
How California Incumbents Fare under Top-Two Voting

Every election cycle one of the most notable types of results is an incumbent candidate losing their seat, especially when that candidate loses in a primary. Of course, it doesn’t happen very often in our congressional primaries.

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California's 2016 Top Two Primary Results at a Glance

California's 2016 Top Two Primary Results at a Glance

The 2016 primary marked the third election cycle of statewide races when California employed the “Top Two” method, in which candidates from all parties for State Assembly, State Senate, US House, and this year, Barbara Boxer’s open US Senate seat, appeared on the same ballot. FairVote will be providing more extensive analysis of this unique system’s outcomes in the coming weeks, but we wanted to share a few key findings now.

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