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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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Abner Mikva, Fair Representation Voting Champion, Has Died

Posted on Quick News by Rob Richie on July 05, 2016

Abner Mikva died on July 4th, our nation's Independence Day. Judge Mikva had a storied career, including time as a federal judge, Member of Congress and White House counsel.

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California's 2016 Top Two Primary Results at a Glance

California's 2016 Top Two Primary Results at a Glance

The 2016 primary marked the third election cycle of statewide races when California employed the “Top Two” method, in which candidates from all parties for State Assembly, State Senate, US House, and this year, Barbara Boxer’s open US Senate seat, appeared on the same ballot. FairVote will be providing more extensive analysis of this unique system’s outcomes in the coming weeks, but we wanted to share a few key findings now.

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How Few Votes It Takes to Become a Presumptive Nominee

Posted on Quick News by Rob Richie on May 04, 2016

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have effectively wrapped up their nomination contests. A rundown of the votes it took to do so is revealing -- each has won the votes of about one in 20 eligible voters so far.

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Kasich-Cruz agreement showcases failed plurality voting system

Posted on Quick News by Rob Richie on April 26, 2016

The campaigns for Ted Cruz and John Kasich are collaborating in a bid to block Donald Trump from winning the Republican nomination: Kasich won't campaign in Indiana, while Cruz will stand down in New Mexico and Oregon. But there's good reason to believe the deal with break down. Ranked choice voting would avoid the need for such deals simply by allowing voters to indicate backup choices.

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2016 Popular Vote Numbers Updated

Posted on Quick News by Rob Richie on April 20, 2016

FairVote has updated its online popular vote spreadsheet for 2016 presidential primaries in the wake of the New York primary. Observations include: New York State GOP turnout is low; Ben Carson's votes won't count; Clinton widens lead over Sanders; and Trump has less than 38% of all votes cast.

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Insights from Updated Popular Vote Totals for Presidential Primaries and Caucuses

Posted on Quick News by Rob Richie on April 09, 2016

We've updated our popular vote totals for all the Democratic and Republican presidential nomination contests in 2016. The overall story remains the same - strong popular vote leads for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, and more than 640,000 votes cast for candidates after they withdrew - but there are lessons to learn from breaking out vote totals in caucuses and primaries,

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John Kasich: Time to Talk with Maryland Governor Larry Hogan about a Redistricting Compact

Posted on Quick News by Rob Richie on April 09, 2016

Ohio governor John Kasich spoke in favor of independent redistricting this week. With Ohio Republican legislative leaders cool to the idea, Kasich should talk with Maryland governor Larry Hogan, who yesterday expressed interest in negotiating an interstate compact with other states in order to create a plan that is both fair overall and fair to all voters.

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