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Groundbreaking Maryland Legislation Seeks to End Congressional Gerrymandering with Fair Representation

Posted on What's New 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 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 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 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 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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