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Simulating Instant Runoff Flips Most Donald Trump Primary Victories

Posted on What's New by Andrew Douglas, Rob Richie, Elliot Louthen on March 04, 2016
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 by 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 by 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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Groundbreaking Maryland Legislation Seeks to End Congressional Gerrymandering with Fair Representation

Posted on What's New by Austin Plier, Rob Richie on February 11, 2016
Groundbreaking Maryland Legislation Seeks to End Congressional Gerrymandering with Fair Representation

Across the nation, Americans are frustrated with divisive politics and elections in which they feel as though their voice goes unheard. However, states are laboratories of democracy, and we now have an exciting new approach to reform--one that promises to kick-start a conversation about how to fix congressional elections and initiate change in the states.

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The Oscars, Diversity and Ranked Choice Voting

Posted on What's New by Rob Richie on February 04, 2016
The Oscars, Diversity and Ranked Choice Voting

All the prominent award systems in the entertainment industry are subject to complaints about winners, nominations, and perceived snubs. The Academy Awards are no different, with particular concerns this year that all 20 nominated actors and actresses are white for the second straight year, triggering the #OscarsSoWhite campaign and commitments from The Academy to diversify the membership that votes on nominations.

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Why O'Malley Second Choices Matter in Iowa -- and Huckabee's May Not

Posted on What's New by Rob Richie on January 29, 2016
Why O'Malley Second Choices Matter in Iowa, and Huckabee's May Not

With Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton seemingly in a very tight contest to win the state, Gov. O'Malley supporters' second choices may decide whether Sanders or Clinton wins more state and national delegates. On the Republican side, a large field means that some Republican voters are going to walk away not having cast a vote that elected delegates because they didn't get a second choice.

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How Mike Bloomberg Could Win as an Independent Presidential Candidate

Posted on What's New by Rob Richie on January 25, 2016
How Mike Bloomberg Could Win as an Independent Presidential Candidate

Former New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg is exploring a potential independent bid for president. With a reasonable boost in support, there is a realistic scenario in which he would win.

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New Zealand holds national election with ranked choice voting

Posted on What's New by Rob Richie on December 15, 2015
New Zealand holds national election with ranked choice voting

New Zealand uses RCV in several of its major cities, including mayor and city council of Wellington, and just held a national referendum with ranked choice voting, called “preferential voting” in the country. The government has invested tens of millions of dollars in a two-round process in which the current flag will face off against the flag that was chosen in a recent RCV election among five alternative flags.

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