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Big Ballot Access Win in Case Challenging Georgia Law

Posted on Quick News by Rob Richie on April 06, 2016

Federal judge Richard W. Story has struck down Georgia's petition requirement for independent and unqualified parties. As explained by Richard Winger, the ruling holds the promise to be a huge breakthrough for fair ballot access.

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New Popular Vote Primary Numbers after Wisconsin

Posted on Quick News by Rob Richie on April 06, 2016

FairVote's tracking of the national popular vote totals in this year's presidential primaries is garnering attention, including being featured yesterday in Polifact. See our latest numbers after the Wisconsin primary, including more than 640,000 cast for candidates after they withdrew.

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National Popular Vote Totals in Republican and Democratic Contests

Posted on What's New by Rob Richie on March 30, 2016
National Popular Vote Totals in Republican and Democratic Contests

Our updated blog on the more than 600,000 votes cast for withdrawn candidates includes a spreadsheet where we show the total votes earned by all the Republican and Democratic candidates for president.

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Why Nearly a Fifth of Arizona GOP voters were disenfranchised by early voting – and how to fix it

Posted on What's New by Rob Richie on March 25, 2016
Why Nearly a Fifth of Arizona GOP Voters Were Disenfranchised By Early Voting – And How To Fix It

As the first results came in from Arizona on Tuesday night, observers were in for a surprise. Nearly one in five votes in the Republican presidential primary had been cast for Marco Rubio, who had withdrawn from the campaign a week before. In fact Rubio was third, close behind Ted Cruz. Were Arizona voters insanely loyal or was something else going on?

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That Alleged “Blue Wall” for Democrats in the Electoral College

Posted on Quick News by Rob Richie on March 23, 2016

Rob Richie recommends taking Electoral College predictions with a grain of salt.

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Trump Moves into Majority Position in GOP Nomination Contest

Posted on What's New by Rob Richie on March 23, 2016
Trump Moves into Majority Position in GOP Nomination Contest

As the field has been reduced to Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich, Trump’s frontrunner status is seemingly being accepted by more grassroots Republican voters, and he is poised to be the majority nominee for the Republican Party.

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Simulating Top Two Primary in Michigan and North Carolina Reveals Correctable Problem

Posted on What's New by Rob Richie on March 17, 2016
Simulating Top Two Primary in Michigan and North Carolina Reveals Correctable Problem

The presidential primary season presents a lot of important angles for understanding electoral rules, and Michigan and North Carolina are great examples of the problems a Top Two primary would pose to voters. Both states also demonstrate the opportunity for a better solution in ranked choice voting.

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Boehner Seat Won by Low Plurality in Ohio Primary

Posted on Quick News by Rob Richie on March 17, 2016

The Republican primary for John Boehner's vacant House seat was won by Warren Davidson with 32.6% of the vote in a 15-candidate field. Davidson also won the regularly scheduled primary taking place at the same time. Assuming he wins the special election in June, he will take office and settle into a safe district -- all with less than a third of the vote.

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New Polls Show that GOP Split Vote Problem Continues

Posted on What's New by Rob Richie on March 08, 2016
New Polls Show that GOP Split Vote Problem Continues

The Republican Party has a problem in its presidential nomination process. As it turns toward holding winner-take-all contests on March 15, including in the delegate-rich states of Florida and Ohio, its use of a plurality voting system may well allow a candidate to win the nomination who would be unlikely to win in a head-to-head contest with his strongest opponent.

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Electoral Systems in the World’s Most Robust Democracies: Only Six of 33 Use U.S.-Style Winner-Take-All Elections March 2016

Posted on What's New by Rob Richie on March 07, 2016
Proportional Representation in Most Robust Democracies

Among the world's 33 major well-established democracies, forms of proportional representation (PR) are by far the most common.

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