Pages tagged "Primaries and voter choice"


Ranked choice voting: a cause for optimism about our democracy

Posted on What's New Rich Robinson on August 13, 2018
Ranked choice voting: a cause for optimism about our democracy

Political scientist Yascha Mounk talks Maine, RCV and democracy on FV's podcast.

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Here's how to make our votes really count

Posted on What's New Laura Brisbane on August 02, 2018
Here's how to make our votes really count

Elections are opportunities in consensus building. Ranked choice voting can help get us there.

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The Alternative Vote can increase representation of women and people of color in US elections

Posted on What's New Sarah John on July 27, 2018
The Alternative Vote can increase representation of women and people of color in US elections

Across both the states and Congress, those who are elected often do not reflect the age, gender and ethnicity of their constituents. For many, the way that the US elects its politicians is now no longer fit for purpose.

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Georgia’s deeply flawed runoffs raise interest in ranked choice voting

Posted on What's New Ben Ratner on July 23, 2018
Georgia’s deeply flawed runoffs raise interest in ranked choice voting

After months of waiting, Georgia voters will return to the polls tomorrow for a number of primary runoff elections. In these races—for Republicans, governor and lieutenant governor and for Democrats, the 6th and 7th Congressional Districts—no candidate received a first round majority.

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GOP member: Ranked choice voting most superior method of electing leaders in US

Posted on Quick News Rich Robinson on July 20, 2018
GOP member: Ranked choice voting most superior method of electing leaders in US

"No single change to our voting system would have a more profound and positive impact on our politics."

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Turnout plummets in yet another primary runoff

Posted on What's New Ben Ratner on July 19, 2018
Turnout plummets in yet another primary runoff

In early June, more than 93,000 people cast their ballots in the GOP primary for Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District. For voters in 40 of the 50 states, that’s the end of the line: the candidate with the most votes advances to the general election, even if opposed by most of the voters.

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Richie talks ranked choice voting on "The Young Turks"

Posted on Quick News Rich Robinson on July 18, 2018
Richie talks ranked choice voting on

Host Cenk Uygur wondered how RCV would have impacted the 2016 GOP primary.

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Midterm primaries: Candidates winning without majority support

Posted on What's New Ben Ratner & Rob Richie on July 18, 2018
Midterm primaries: Candidates winning without majority support

These winners advance despite most voters backing other candidates.

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Will Massachusetts soon follow Maine in adopting ranked choice voting?

Posted on What's New Shawn M. Griffiths on July 03, 2018
Will Massachusetts soon follow Maine in adopting ranked choice voting?

Maine's neighbor to the south might be the next state to use RCV statewide.

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