Pages tagged "Author Theodore Landsman"


RCV Elections and Runoffs: Exhausted Votes vs Exhausted Voters in the Bay Area

Posted on What's New by Theodore Landsman on October 19, 2016
RCV Elections and Runoffs: Exhausted Votes vs Exhausted Voters in the Bay Area

Ranked choice voting has been adopted by several cities in the Bay Area of California and elsewhere to replace a contingent runoff taking place after a November election. One concern for advocates and critics alike is ballot exhaustion, but the data shows reason for optimism.

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Congressional Upheaval and Monopoly Politics

Posted on What's New by Theodore Landsman on October 19, 2016
Congressional Upheaval and Monopoly Politics

FairVote’s model of U.S. House of Representatives elections shows that House elections are so uncompetitive and skewed that it is unlikely that even a Clinton landslide would deliver Democrats the House.

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Meet the Team: Theodore Landsman

Posted on What's New by Theodore Landsman on September 15, 2016
Meet the Team: Theodore Landsman

Growing up in New York City, I was always an idealist when it came to politics -- a trait which grew deeper after attending an Obama presidential campaign rally in 2008 with my parents, and marching with Occupy Wall Street in 2011. Then I made the decision to major in political science and canvassed for several campaigns. The reality of American politics both academically and from on-the-ground outreach transformed me into something more of a political cynic or (more optimistically) realist. Working at FairVote offers me the ideal outlet for my idealist and realist impulse: to call out the current electoral system and political climate as broken, and champion real, proven reform.

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