Reports



Understanding the Trump effect in the wake of the 2017 election

Posted on November 15, 2017

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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Predicting with partisanship: VA and NJ 2017 elections

Posted on November 15, 2017

Virginia and New Jersey were among the states to hold elections for their state legislatures this past Election Day. The results from Virginia, in particular, have been called surprising, but of all contested state legislature seats between the two states, partisanship predicted over 92 percent of the winners.

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Voter turnout surges in all four cities with ranked choice voting

Posted on November 08, 2017

Election Day 2017 featured several high profile ranked choice voting elections in cities and towns. Altogether, over 200,000 voters ranked their choices in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Cambridge, Mass. and Takoma Park, Md in cities with a total population of about 844,500.

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What FairVote’s watching on Election Day 2017

Posted on November 07, 2017

Although federal elections always fall on even-numbered years, important state and local elections happen every year - and 2017 is no exception. Here are some of the contests FairVote will be watching on Election Day, November 7, 2017.

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