Pages tagged "National popular vote"



New Report! Fuzzy Math: Wrong Way Reforms for Allocating Electoral Votes

Posted on What's New by Claire Daviss on January 28, 2015

Almost all states use the winner-take-all system to allocate their electoral votes during presidential elections, but fed-up with being ignored during presidential elections, some states are now considering alternatives. Fuzzy Math: Wrong Way Reforms for Allocating Electoral Votes, FairVote's latest report, reveals that not all alternatives are good ones. The best option for states is to adopt the National Popular Vote plan.

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Lower Presidential Election Turnout in Safe Republican States (Part II)

Posted on What's New by Claire Daviss on December 04, 2014

Thirteen states have voted Republican in every presidential election since 1980. How does their voter turnout compare to the rest of the nation? FairVote shows their turnout is much lower... and the gap appears to be growing. (This blog updates previous findings from 2011.)

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Michigan Electoral College "Reform" and the National Popular Vote

Posted on What's New by Claire Daviss on December 02, 2014

Today the Michigan Committee on Elections and Ethics met for the second time to hear testimony on a bill that would change the way that Michigan distributes its electoral votes. FairVote director Rob Richie weighed in, presenting important new analysis.

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Battlegrounds and Spectators: How Campaign Attention Relates to Voter Turnout

Posted on What's New by Claire Daviss on October 31, 2014

In every presidential election, there are battleground states and spectator states. How does campaign attention affect voter turnout? We took a closer look at the causal relationship by focusing on states that have changed from battlegrounds to spectators and vice versa.

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Fighting Misconceptions about a National Popular Vote for President

Posted on What's New by Nathan Nicholson on September 12, 2014

Yes, voters in 146 counties could theoretically elect a president under NPV. Why that’s no problem – and why our current system is much, much worse. 

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NY Post Should Reconsider Its Views on National Popular Vote

Posted on What's New by Andrea Levien on May 07, 2014

Following New York’s resounding passage of the National Popular Vote plan to reform the Electoral College, the New York Post editorial team voiced concerns about the reform effort. We want to explain why they got it wrong.

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