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

Posted on Quick News 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 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 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 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 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 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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Simulating Instant Runoff Flips Most Donald Trump Primary Victories

Simulating Instant Runoff Flips Most Donald Trump Primary Victories

If Super Tuesday contests had been conducted with ranked choice voting -- a proven system that empowers voters to rank candidates by preference in order to elect the candidate with the strongest support and the one most likely to garner the support of a majority -- the results would look very different. Our models suggest that Trump would have won Alabama and Massachusetts, competed in toss-up races in Tennessee and Vermont, and lost the remaining seven states.

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Without an Instant Runoff, Trump Favored to Win GOP Nomination

Posted on What's New Rob Richie on February 26, 2016
Without an Instant Runoff, Trump Favored to Win GOP Nomination

Last night Donald Trump received harder body blows than ever before in a Republican presidential debate, but it may be too late for those seeking to stop his run to the GOP nomination.

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The South Carolina Republican Primary: Is Trump the Majority Choice?

Posted on What's New Rob Richie on February 17, 2016
The South Carolina Republican Primary: Is Trump the Majority Choice?

In the wake of the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary, South Carolina’s primary on Saturday looms large for defining the race for the Republican presidential nomination. A more nuanced analysis of the polls shows that Trump’s high floor of support comes with a relatively low ceiling.

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