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Ranked choice voting’s midterm report

Posted on What's New Rob Richie on July 11, 2018
Ranked choice voting’s midterm report

In the first half of 2018, nearly half a million voters ranked their choices in elections for the most important offices in their communities.

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June 26 primary watch: Rules matter

Posted on Quick News Rob Richie on June 25, 2018
June 26 primary watch: Rules matter

The June 26 primaries feature a wide array of rules in states that can have big implications for electoral outcomes and voter turnout.

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Maine’s largest paper: RCV worked... so Mainers voted yes

Posted on Quick News Rob Richie on June 14, 2018
Maine’s largest paper: RCV worked... so Mainers voted yes

The Portland Press Herald confirms, ranked choice voting works.

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Preparations advance in Maine for ranked choice voting in June primaries

Posted on Quick News Rob Richie on April 12, 2018
Preparations advance in Maine for ranked choice voting in June primaries

The Maine Secretary of State and state election officials put out a draft plan for implementing RCV and solicited public comment.

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Ranked choice voting, third parties and “hacking”

Posted on Quick News Rob Richie on April 12, 2018
Ranked choice voting, third parties and “hacking”

Former Illinois Congressman John Porter and I have a new Inside Sources commentary on the implications of the recent indictment of Russian agents for seeking to influence the 2016 presidential election by seeking to exploit our “plurality” voting system - one I also had a chance to describe in this Young Turks interview.

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Czech Mate? Runoff to determine president

Posted on Quick News Rob Richie on January 24, 2018
Czech Mate? Runoff to determine president

Czechia will hold a runoff election this week to pick its president, with votes cast on Friday and Saturday and results to be announced Saturday night.

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Memphis City Council v. Memphis voters

Posted on Quick News Rob Richie on January 24, 2018
 Memphis City Council v. Memphis voters

The curious attack by the Memphis City Council on voters continued in Tennessee last year. Once again bucking the views of the majorities of voters who voted in 2008 for charter amendments to establish ranked choice voting and term limits in city elections.

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How ranked choice voting leads to fair representation in Oscar nominations

Posted on What's New Rob Richie on January 24, 2018
How ranked choice voting leads to fair representation in Oscar nominations

The Academy uses ranked choice voting to select the award for Best Picture at the Oscars to ensure broad support for the winning film.

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Goodbye 2017. On to the year ahead!

Posted on eblasts Rob Richie on December 29, 2017
Goodbye 2017. On to the year ahead!

It’s time to say farewell to 2017 and turn to 2018. We want to share news on the year and ask readers to consider a donation for the work in front of us.

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Ranked choice voting outperforms runoffs in upholding majority rule

Posted on What's New Rob Richie, Madeline Brown on December 21, 2017
Ranked choice voting outperforms runoffs in upholding majority rule

Compared to votes cast for winners in traditional runoffs with votes cast for winners in the RCV form of a runoff, RCV winners on average earn far more votes than runoff winners.

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