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Maine Supreme Court rules ranked choice voting will be used for June primaries

Posted on Quick News Reid Buskirk on April 18, 2018
Maine Supreme Court rules ranked choice voting will be used for June primaries

High court determines it would be in violation of separation of powers clause if it were to overrule the current law.

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Preparations advance in Maine for ranked choice voting in June primaries

Posted on Quick News Rob Richie on April 12, 2018
Preparations advance in Maine for ranked choice voting in June primaries

The Maine Secretary of State and state election officials put out a draft plan for implementing RCV and solicited public comment.

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Ranked choice voting, third parties and “hacking”

Posted on Quick News Rob Richie on April 12, 2018
Ranked choice voting, third parties and “hacking”

Former Illinois Congressman John Porter and I have a new Inside Sources commentary on the implications of the recent indictment of Russian agents for seeking to influence the 2016 presidential election by seeking to exploit our “plurality” voting system - one I also had a chance to describe in this Young Turks interview.

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USA Today editorial: end partisan gerrymandering

Posted on Quick News Ian Theisen on April 11, 2018
USA Today editorial: end partisan gerrymandering

The Supreme Court should end partisan gerrymandering once and for all, according to a recent editorial in USA Today.

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Texas passes amendment to bring ranked choice voting to student elections

Posted on Quick News Ruben Lebron on April 04, 2018
Texas passes amendment to bring ranked choice voting to student elections

The University of Texas RCV referendum passed with 78 percent approval.

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Duke student turnout for RCV election up 25 percent from year ago

Posted on Quick News Ruben Lebron on April 02, 2018
Duke student turnout for RCV election up 25 percent from year ago

New student president was elected in the fourth round of counting.

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Increased voter participation with RCV counters small voter error uptick

Posted on Quick News Reid Buskirk on March 28, 2018
Increased voter participation with RCV counters small voter error uptick

New analysis from Sightline Institute looks at the affect greater participation with a ranked choice voting election has on voter error.

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Canada’s Conservative Party used ranked choice voting to pick new leader

Posted on Quick News Myeisha Boyd on March 26, 2018
Canada’s Conservative Party used ranked choice voting to pick new leader

Canada’s most populated province, Ontario, recently used ranked choice voting (RCV) to determine the next leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservative race.

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Supreme Court hearing new partisan gerrymandering case

Posted on Quick News Rich Robinson on March 26, 2018
Supreme Court hearing new partisan gerrymandering case

This time, Democrats in Maryland used voter data to allegedly draw unfair district lines.

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A fix for American politics from the land down under

Posted on Quick News Rich Robinson on March 23, 2018
A fix for American politics from the land down under

If the Aussies can figure out better elections, shouldn't we?

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