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In North Carolina, self-sabotage and a case for ranked choice voting

Posted on What's New Theodore Landsman on May 10, 2018
In North Carolina, self-sabotage and a case for ranked choice voting

On what was otherwise a uneventful first big primary day of the 2018 election, with predicted winners and establishment favorites sweeping most races, the race for North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District got interesting.

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Ryan quits, joins a historically large crowd of GOP retirees

Posted on What's New Theodore Landsman on April 16, 2018
Ryan quits, joins a historically large crowd of GOP retirees

Paul Ryan’s bombshell announcement last week that he would not seek re-election or another term as Speaker of the House made him the 38th Republican to call it quits this cycle.

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How big do Democrats have to win to retake the House?

Posted on What's New Theodore Landsman on April 04, 2018
How big do Democrats have to win to retake the House?

Last week, Brennan Center released a report on gerrymandering in America and obstacles to Democrats retaking control of Congress in 2018, their findings correspond well with our Monopoly Politics Report.

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New poll shows Dems in nightmare top two scenario in CA-49

Posted on Quick News Theodore Landsman on February 26, 2018
New poll shows Dems in nightmare top two scenario in CA-49

Under ranked choice voting, both a Democrat and a Republican would most likely qualify for the general election

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Assessing Pennsylvania’s new congressional map: more compact, less skewed, mostly uncompetitive

Posted on What's New Theodore Landsman on February 20, 2018
Assessing Pennsylvania’s new congressional map: more compact, less skewed, mostly uncompetitive

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Feb. 19 released a new congressional map for the state, one that will be implemented before the 2018 elections.

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Beating single winner districts at their own game

Posted on What's New Theodore Landsman on January 29, 2018
Beating single winner districts at their own game

FiveThirtyEight released an interesting interactive map on gerrymandering in America, and it demonstrates how unfair and open to manipulation the single-winner district system really is.

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Big changes, major accomplishments for FairVote Research

Posted on What's New Theodore Landsman on December 27, 2017
Big changes, major accomplishments for FairVote Research

FairVote’s Research department, 2017 highlights. We produced several substantial reports, and found critical data for our allies in California, New Mexico, Massachusetts and elsewhere. We also said farewell to a few colleagues and welcomed a few more onto the team.

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New York’s proportional representation experiment demonstrates potential of fair representation

Posted on What's New Theodore Landsman, Jesse Docter on December 18, 2017
New York’s proportional representation experiment demonstrates potential of fair representation

The New York City Council is not known for its diversity of parties or spirited debate. Its current makeup is eight percent Republican and 92 percent Democratic. Most votes are taken behind closed doors and are nearly unanimous.

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Understanding the Trump effect in the wake of the 2017 election

Posted on What's New Theodore Landsman on November 15, 2017
Understanding the Trump effect in the wake of the 2017 election

A major issue FairVote encountered when deciding how to discuss the 2016 election was whether “Trump Effect” that is, the ways in which Trump realigned the electoral map along demographic and regional lines, as shown above, is representative of the new national environment.

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