Pages tagged "Districts and representation"


RIP partisan gerrymandering? State and federal courts deliver harsh blows

Posted on What's New David Daley on January 24, 2018
RIP partisan gerrymandering? State and federal courts deliver harsh blows

Here’s what to be looking for – and reading – today on the redistricting front.

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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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“We know the system is fixed”: Arnold Schwarzenegger talks gerrymandering, political reform, and saving democracy

Posted on What's New David Daley on November 30, 2017
“We know the system is fixed”: Arnold Schwarzenegger talks gerrymandering, political reform, and saving democracy

FairVote's David Daley and Arnold Schwarzenegger talk gerrymandering and redistricting after the Supreme Court case.

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Why 435? How We Can Change the Size of the House of Representatives

Posted on What's New Daniel Greenberg on October 12, 2017
Why 435? How We Can Change the Size of the House of Representatives

The Constitution does not set the size of the House of Representatives. Until the 1920s, its size changed after every census.

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FV Chat: journalist Emily Bazelon on SCOTUS and partisan gerrymandering

Posted on What's New Myeisha Boyd on October 09, 2017
FV Chat: journalist Emily Bazelon on SCOTUS and partisan gerrymandering

FairVote got to catch up with Emily Bazelon, who wrote an interesting New York Times piece about partisan gerrymandering and redistricting.

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Video: Top voting reform experts discuss Monopoly Politics and the Fair Representation Act

Posted on Quick News Myeisha Boyd on September 29, 2017
Video: Top voting reform experts discuss Monopoly Politics and the Fair Representation Act

FairVote released our Monopoly Politics report, an in depth analysis of U.S. House elections, along with a report on the Fair Representation Act.

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How to Bring Accountability Back to the House of Representatives

Posted on What's New Theodore Landsman, Marie Lemieux on September 07, 2017
How to Bring Accountability Back to the House of Representatives

We are still more than a year away from the 2018 election. With both parties still regrouping in the aftermath of 2016, and deeply divided, it is an open question what the major issues, messages and scandals will be. However, there is one thing we can already say with near certainty. The number of seats won by each party's candidates will not track the number of votes they received.

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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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The Fair Representation Act has been introduced to Congress

Posted on What's New Drew Penrose on June 29, 2017
The Fair Representation Act Has Just Been Introduced to Congress

On June 26, 2017, Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) introduced H.R. 3057: The Fair Representation Act. He was joined by co-sponsors Jamie Raskin (D-MD) and Ro Khanna (D-CA). This is a historic moment. The Fair Representation Act is the most comprehensive approach to reforming congressional elections in United States history. It would truly realize the vision of the House of Representatives as “The People’s House.”

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The Impact of the Fair Representation Act: Latino Voting Rights and Representation in the Southwest

The Impact of the Fair Representation Act: Latino Voting Rights and Representation in the Southwest

With the upcoming launch of the Fair Representation Act, legislation in Congress to end winner-take-all elections, we examine the state of representation of people of color in the current Congress and how it might change with enactment of the Act. This installment looks at the impact on Latino representation in five states in the American Southwest, where more than half of Latino Americans live.

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