Pages tagged "Fair voting/proportional representation"


FairVote Proposes Solutions to Florida's Congressional Redistricting Dilemma in 2014

Posted on What's New by Rob Richie on August 07, 2014

Florida is facing an electoral quandary as two of its congressional districts have been found to violate the state constitution, and the legislature is redrawing the maps as November elections loom. The legislature does not want to use the new map in 2014, but FairVote's analysis outlines two plans that could resolve the crisis. The better of these plans would also improve the representation of Florida voters in the process.

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World Cup of Democracy Goes to the Netherlands

While the FIFA World Cup will decide the best soccer team in the world, the World Cup of Democracy will decide the best democracy in the world. See how the tournament played out after the jump.

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Fix the Top Two Primary: Admirable Goals Don’t Justify Indefensible Outcomes

Posted on What's New by Drew Spencer Penrose, Anthony Ramicone on June 11, 2014

California on June 3rd held its primary elections, which are conducted using a "top two" format. In this analysis, we assess the impact of top two and provide a solution for a way forward.

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Unorthodox Results in Iowa Primaries Make the Case for Ranked Choice Voting

Posted on What's New by Anthony Ramicone on June 05, 2014

Iowa's primaries created distorted outcomes that show exactly why states need to consider ranked choice voting. 

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The Grimm Reality for New York City Republicans

Posted on What's New on May 30, 2014

There are over 400,000 Republican voters in New York City. But after this year's midterm election, they may be without a representative in Congress.

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A Better Approach to Voting Rights Act Cases

Posted on What's New by Rais Akbar on May 05, 2014

The Voting Rights Act has been critical for protecting voting rights since its passage in 1965. But as a recent case in Texas shows, preconditions that assume the use of single-member districts prevent the VRA from being used to its full effect.

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FairVote and Elderhostel

Posted on What's New by Drew Spencer Penrose on April 30, 2014

This past Tuesday, FairVote had the opportunity to present on FairVote’s key reforms to a group of Elderhostelers (now called “Road Scholars”), on winner-take-all, polarization, partisan bias, and the fair voting solution.

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Ranked Choice Voting Ensures Fair Representation in Tasmania

Posted on What's New by Kevin Werner on March 20, 2014

Tasmanian House of Assembly elections have been decided using ranked choice voting in multi-member districts for over 100 years. This year's contest once again demonstrated the value of such systems for ensuring fair representation for voters of all stripes, even as a significant shift in power occurred.

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Fair Representation at the Oscars

Posted on What's New by Devin Mccarthy on January 17, 2014

Find out how ranked choice voting led a diverse field of Best Picture nominees at the 2014 Oscars.

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Did the California Citizens Redistricting Commission Really Create More Competitive Districts?

Posted on What's New on November 26, 2013

California's independent redistricting process ousted a lot of incumbents in 2012, but that competitiveness is unlikely to persist in 2014.

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