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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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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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