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Improving our Antiquated Elections with Ranked Choice Voting

Posted on What's New by Rob Richie on January 03, 2017
Improving our Antiquated Elections with Ranked Choice Voting

Looking forward, American politics is at a tipping point. Our current system simply isn’t working, and all trends suggest it will keep getting worse. Maine shows that voters are ready for change, and reformers are planning city and state campaigns for RCV across the nation. Now is the time to think big – and rank the vote.

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New Lessons from Problems with Approval Voting in Practice

Posted on What's New by Rob Richie on December 14, 2016

Ranked choice voting (RCV, also called instant runoff voting) is a proven way to open up elections to give voters more voice and greater choice. Yet there is a persistent group of online critics who espouse other voting methods and attribute to them a range of untested virtues. Our concerns focus on viability and workability.

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Polls Close in NC, OH, and WV: Our Monopoly Politics Analysis

Posted on What's New by Rob Richie on November 08, 2016
Polls Close in NC, OH, and WV: Our Monopoly Politics Analysis

Polls Close in NC, OH, and WV: Our Monopoly Politics Analysis

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Votes vs. Seats in the People's House

Posted on What's New by Rob Richie, Drew Penrose on November 08, 2016
Votes vs. Seats in the People's House

Tonight, we can say with confidence that Republicans will maintain their majority in the House of Representatives, whether they win more votes or not. In addition, there will likely be multiple states in which more voters vote for one party, yet the other party wins more seats.

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VotePact: Do It Yourself Voting Reform

Posted on What's New by Rob Richie on September 13, 2016
VotePact: Do It Yourself Voting Reform

FairVote profiles an idea from Sam Husseini of VotePact.org, who agreed to sit down with us and explain his plan.

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Correcting Washington Post on Presidential Partisanship Trends

Posted on What's New by Rob Richie on September 06, 2016
Correcting Washington Post on Presidential Partisanship Trends

The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza in his "Monday Fix" political column writes that "Minnesota and Wisconsin are getting slightly more Republican with each passing presidential election, but it is a very slow change." This isn't true, actually, and a good reminder of why the National Popular Vote plan for president is so important.

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The Competition Problem is Real: A Response to FiveThirtyEight, Part 1

Posted on What's New by Rob Richie, Stephen Beban on August 29, 2016
The Competition Problem is Real: A Response to FiveThirtyEight, Part 1

Professors Hersh and Fraga’s analysis of electoral competition makes the case that “the picture is much rosier” than FairVote characterizes in calling one of our reports “dubious democracy.” But we stand firmly by our position. In this first post we examine the presidential elections and show that that levels of electoral competition in states are far from healthy. Without rose-tinted glasses, this conclusion is inescapable.

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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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