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Election Day, Maine news, Comedy Central & more!

Posted on eblasts by Rob Richie on November 07, 2017
Election Day, Maine news, Comedy Central & more!

Our communications director and senior fellow David Daley will be the featured guest at 11:30 pm tonight on Comedy Central.

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Big turnouts for ranked choice voting legislative hearings in Maine and Massachusetts

Posted on Quick News by Rob Richie on October 20, 2017
Big turnouts for ranked choice voting legislative hearings in Maine and Massachusetts

This month, big turnouts for ranked choice voting legislative hearings in Maine and Massachusetts

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FairVote US House Projects: Monopoly Politics Remains the Right Name

Posted on What's New by Rob Richie, Drew Penrose on October 19, 2017
Our '18 House Projections: Monopoly Politics Remains in Place

FairVote has projected the partisan results of the next elections to the U.S. House of Representatives, and the results show a shocking lack of competition or fair representation.

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Alabama Senate Primary and the Ranked Choice Voting Alternative

Posted on What's New by Rob Richie, Myeisha Boyd on September 26, 2017
Alabama Senate Primary and the Ranked Choice Voting Alternative

It’s going to take Alabama almost 10 months to fill the seat because of a law that will result in three statewide elections.

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Tale of Two Primaries and How to Uphold Majority Rule

Posted on What's New by Rob Richie on August 16, 2017
Tale of Two Primaries and How to Uphold Majority Rule

Next spring, states will start voting in primaries for the regularly scheduled congressional midterm elections in every state. On August 15, however, two states held primaries to fill vacancies -- for U.S. Senate in Alabama as the permanent replacement to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and for U.S House in Utah to fill Jason Chaffetz’ seat in the third congressional district. The outcomes were instructive for how rules matter -- with Alabama upholding majority rule and Utah allowing non-majority nomination winners -- and for why the nation should follow Maine’s ranked choice voting primaries with a close eye next June.

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The Impact of the Fair Representation Act: Asian American and Pacific Islander Voting Rights and Representation

The Impact of the Fair Representation Act: Asian American and Pacific Islander Voting Rights and Representation

While Asian American and Pacific Islanders (API) may be the smallest community in many jurisdictions, it is still the fastest growing and most diverse demographic in the country. API voters and their preferred candidates are particularly underrepresented by our current winner-take-all rules.

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The Impact of the Fair Representation Act: Latino Voting Rights and Representation in the Southwest

The Impact of the Fair Representation Act: Latino Voting Rights and Representation in the Southwest

With the upcoming launch of the Fair Representation Act, legislation in Congress to end winner-take-all elections, we examine the state of representation of people of color in the current Congress and how it might change with enactment of the Act. This installment looks at the impact on Latino representation in five states in the American Southwest, where more than half of Latino Americans live.

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The Impact of the Fair Representation Act: African American Voting Rights and Representation in the Deep South

Posted on What's New by Rob Richie, Drew Penrose, David O'brien on June 20, 2017
The Impact of the Fair Representation Act: African American Voting Rights and Representation in the Deep South

With the upcoming launch of the Fair Representation Act, legislation in Congress to change winner-take-all elections, in the coming week we will examine the state of representation of people of color in the current Congress and how it might change with enactment of the Fair Representation Act. We will start with a focus on African Americans in the South – the region of the country where most African Americans live.

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Cumulative Voting Used in Peoria Election

Posted on Quick News by Rob Richie on April 06, 2017
Cumulative Voting Used in Peoria Election

On April 4, Peoria, Illinois filled two city council vacancies using cumulative voting. Incumbent Sid Ruckriegel (who was appointed to fill the seat on an interim basis in 2015) and newcomer Zach Oyler were elected and will serve until 2019. Ruckriegel and Oyler were elected citywide by the use of cumulative voting, which is used in more than 50 local jurisdictions across the United States.

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Los Angeles City Election Turnout Projected to Hit Record Low. Would RCV Help?

Posted on What's New by Rob Richie, Theodore Landsman on March 16, 2017
Los Angeles City  Election Turnout Projected to Hit Record Low, Would RCV Help?

Voter turnout in many city elections is hitting all-time lows. There is no single reason for such declines, evidence strongly suggests ranked choice voting (RCV) does not lead to lower turnout despite some claims to the contrary. Indeed, adoption of RCV has allowed cities to avoid primary and runoff elections that almost always had far lower turnout than the general election.

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