Pages tagged "Democracy and law"


FairVote files amicus brief in Santa Clara voting rights case

Posted on What's New Drew Penrose on July 12, 2018
FairVote files amicus brief in Santa Clara voting rights case

Santa Clara is a great example of a place where ranked choice voting offers a clear advantage over a single-winner district remedy.

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“Ranked choice voting is the law of Maine” It’s time for legislators to start appealing to voters, not judges

Posted on What's New G. Michael Parsons on April 20, 2018
“Ranked choice voting is the law of Maine” It’s time for legislators to start appealing to voters, not judges

After years of grassroots organizing, a voter referendum, and a people’s veto, Maine is finally set to lead the nation in holding a statewide legislative primary using ranked choice voting this June.

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New pro-democracy tool: impact litigation in state courts

Posted on What's New Drew Penrose on February 13, 2018
New pro-democracy tool: impact litigation in state courts

New report from FairVote and the Campaign Legal Center finds state courts are where effective electoral reform can take place

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Legal victory sets the stage for RCV in Santa Fe

Posted on What's New Rich Robinson on November 30, 2017
Legal victory sets the stage for RCV in Santa Fe

Supporters of ranked choice voting felt the thrill of victory after a judge's ruling

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Persistence of partisan gerrymandering suggests it’s time for a new approach

Posted on What's New David O'brien on October 02, 2017
 Persistence of partisan gerrymandering suggests it’s time for a new approach

Gill v. Whitford has brought public attention to the threat partisan gerrymandering poses to our democracy.

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New poll: Everybody hates gerrymandering

Posted on What's New Author Dave Daley on September 12, 2017
New poll: Everybody Hates Gerrymandering

One thing that unites GOP and Dems: Everybody hates gerrymandering

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FairVote Files Amicus In Whitford Case Challenging Partisan Gerrymandering

Posted on What's New Drew Penrose on September 06, 2017
FairVote Files Amicus In Whitford Case Challenging Partisan Gerrymandering

Our brief describes how partisan gerrymandering undermines the vision of representative democracy in the United States.

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Santa Fe Voters File Lawsuit in Support of Ranked Choice Voting

Posted on What's New Author Maria Perez on August 30, 2017
Santa Fe Voters File Lawsuit in Support of Ranked Choice Voting

Santa Fe voters took action by filing a lawsuit asking the state Supreme Court of New Mexico to order the use of Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) in Santa Fe’s municipal elections next March.

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