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Explainer: Voting Rules for Saturday's Election of DNC Chair

Posted on What's New by Rob Richie, Ethan Fitzgerald, Ej Marin on February 22, 2017
Explainer: Voting Rules for Saturday's Election of DNC Chair

This weekend, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) will gather for its winter meeting

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New Mexico Senate First to Pass National Popular Vote Plan in 2017

Posted on Quick News by Rob Richie on February 21, 2017
New Mexico Senate First to Pass National Popular Vote Plan in 2017

On Presidents Day, the New Mexico state senate became the first chamber to pass the National Popular Plan, by a margin of 26-16. It now moves onto the house. The legislation has been introduced in many other states as well.

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Ranked Choice Voting a Sensible Solution to Utah’s Nominations Saga

Posted on What's New by Rob Richie, Ethan Fitzgerald on February 21, 2017
Ranked Choice Voting a Sensible Solution to Utah’s Nominations Saga

Utah politicians and activists have long debated changes to how political parties nominate candidates. There is hope that both legislators and election administrators can come together around ranked choice voting as the solution. Representative Rebecca Chavez-Houck has filed HB 349, to use ranked choice voting in primary and general elections.

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DNC Chair Will Need Majority, Like an Instant Runoff

Posted on Quick News by Rob Richie on February 20, 2017
DNC Chair Will Need Majority, Like an Instant Runoff

It's the final week in the highly competitive race to be the next chair of the Democratic National Committee. As people gear up for the Saturday vote, keep in mind that with 10 candidates, it's highly unlikely that anybody will earn a majority of the initial vote. Instead, in what amounts to a series of runoffs, the winner will ultimately be the candidate who represents a majority of voters.

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Thinking "Outside the Vox" on Best Picture and Ranked Choice Voting

Posted on What's New by Rob Richie on February 20, 2017
Thinking

Ranked choice voting is a smart system for the Oscars to use after increasing its number of Best Picture nominees. It's not rewarding mediocrity, but at least making sure that the "passion vote" is backed up with a majority vote.

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La La Land wins Producers Guild of America prize with ranked choice voting

Posted on Quick News by Rob Richie on January 29, 2017
'La La Land' Wins Producers Guild of America Prize With Ranked Choice Voting

It's award season, and La La Land just picked up a big prize: the Darryl F. Zanuck Award from the Producers Guild of America (PGA). Underscoring how ranked choice voting is a smart, reliable system for handling voter choice, the PGA and Academy of Motion Pictures have picked the same winner all but one year since adopting the system

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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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