Pages tagged "Fairvote"


Pledge to Stand with Voters: A New FairVote Initiative

Posted on What's New by Elizabeth Hudler on November 08, 2012

With our pledge to Stand with Voters FairVote asserts that it's time to fight for democratic principle over partisan politicking. Promoting and protecting our representative democracy is far more important than seeking short-term advantage in electoral rules.

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Gains for Women in Senate Help Make Our Case for Representation 2020

Posted on What's New on November 08, 2012

Refusing to sit idly by and let the boys have all the fun, women played a lead role in the 2012 presidential election as a key voting bloc. And as candidates, women etched their names into political history with a diverse field of contenders, winning several significant congressional races and achieving many firsts.

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From the Mouth of the President to the Ears of the People: We Have to Fix That

Posted on What's New by Elizabeth Hudler on November 08, 2012

  As was expected, problems at the polls abounded on November 6, nationwide. While glitches were reported across the country, voter-rights watchers paid particular attention to the swing states, where obstacles to ballot access in the form of registration ambiguities, voting-day misinformation, voter suppression tactics, and long, exhausting (and cold!) lines had potential to lower turnout and affect outcomes. President Barack Obama in his acceptance speechTuesday night, thanked people for waiting in those lines --- and then added, “By the way, we have to fix that.”  

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Instant Runoff Voting in Action in Takoma Park

Posted on What's New by Jared Gay on July 18, 2012

 Our analysis of the July 18 thinstant runoff election in Takoma Park, Maryland. We include information from an exit survey regarding opinions of instant runoff voting.

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Hanging by a Thread: Egyptian Democracy After the June 18 Coup

Posted on What's New by Erin Ellis on June 15, 2012

In the aftermath of a military "coup" staged on June 18, the future of Egyptian democracy looks precarious. In retrospect, the situation might have been prevented if Egypt had used proportional representation to elect its parliament in the first place. 

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Presidential Tracker and State Strategies: June 26, 2012

Posted on What's New by Erin Ellis, Jared Gay on June 01, 2012

Our Presidential Tracker series is now releasing semiweekly news updates on Romney and Obama's whereabouts and state strategies. 

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Presidential Tracker and State Strategy: June 28

Posted on What's New by Erin Ellis on June 01, 2012

The latest news on the POTUS 2012 campaign trail: Barack Obama prepares for his own swing state bus tour; Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania could be the three key swing states to win; Obama enjoys an advantage among Latinos, which could give him a lead in swing states.

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Swing States of America: Candidate Tracker and News, July 17

Posted on What's New by Erin Ellis, Jared Gay on May 15, 2012

Obama and Romney visit swing states Ohio and Pennsylvania, respectively, to bash one another's economic policies. Furthermore, analysts identify Virginia as the most crucial swing state this election and some predict that Obama can win its Electoral College votes. 

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Swing States of America: Candidate Tracker and News, July 20

Posted on What's New by Erin Ellis on May 15, 2012

Obama and Romney cancel campaign events in swing states Florida and New Hampshire, respectively, to address last night's tragic Colorado shooting; polls show that the candidates are deadlocked in battleground states at 46 percent apiece; a high turnout of African American voters could turn the tables in Obama's favor.

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Look to Election Rules to Reverse Decline of Political Center

Posted on What's New by Sheahan Virgin on May 11, 2012

U.S. Senators Dick Lugar (R-IN), Olympia Snowe (R-ME), Ben Nelson (D-NE) and Kent Conrad (R-ND) share a history of bipartisan policymaking -- and the reality that they are leaving Congress. With its "the-rules-matter" perspective, FairVote explores the way in which our winner-take-all voting system disadvantages centrist candidates and discourages bipartisanship.

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