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DNC Chair Will Need Majority, Like an Instant Runoff

Posted on Quick News Rob Richie on February 20, 2017
DNC Chair Will Need Majority, Like an Instant Runoff

It's the final week in the highly competitive race to be the next chair of the Democratic National Committee. As people gear up for the Saturday vote, keep in mind that with 10 candidates, it's highly unlikely that anybody will earn a majority of the initial vote. Instead, in what amounts to a series of runoffs, the winner will ultimately be the candidate who represents a majority of voters.

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House Committee Votes to Eliminate Agency Tasked With Improving Elections

Posted on Quick News Chris Hughes on February 10, 2017
House Committee Votes to Eliminate Agency Tasked With Improving Elections

The House Committee on Administration voted this week to advance H.R. 634, the Election Assistance Commission Termination Act, to consideration by Congress. The bill proposes eliminating the Election Assistance Commission, an agency designed to safeguard and improve administration of elections in the United States.

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Not a Popularity Contest: Facebook “Likes” as Election Predictors

Posted on Quick News Shane Wade on February 06, 2017

Evanston Now, ranked their mayoral candidates based on Facebook “likes.” Will the likes match the results?

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FEC Ordered to Scrutinize Presidential Debate Rules

Posted on Quick News Maya Efrati on February 03, 2017
FEC Ordered to Scrutinize Presidential Debate Rules

When America goes to the polls to choose a new president every four years, the Presidential Debates are a key way that citizens learn about the candidates and decide who to support. Unfortunately, the Commission on Presidential Debates (the CPD) has long excluded

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London, Ontario Considering RCV for Local Elections

Posted on Quick News Paul Murphy on February 02, 2017
London, Ontario Considering RCV for Local Elections

While Canada’s federal government abandons its electoral reform promises before the 2019 federal general elections, one city in the country’s most populated province is considering implementing a new voting system that would benefit all of its citizens.

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Binghamton University's Student Association President Proposes Ranked Choice Voting

Posted on Quick News Shane Wade on February 01, 2017
Binghamton University's Student Association President Proposes Ranked Choice Voting

Under the proposed legislation, voters would rank candidates by preference, and if their most preferred candidate is nonviable, their vote would move to their second choice,

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La La Land wins Producers Guild of America prize with ranked choice voting

Posted on Quick News Rob Richie on January 29, 2017
'La La Land' Wins Producers Guild of America Prize With Ranked Choice Voting

It's award season, and La La Land just picked up a big prize: the Darryl F. Zanuck Award from the Producers Guild of America (PGA). Underscoring how ranked choice voting is a smart, reliable system for handling voter choice, the PGA and Academy of Motion Pictures have picked the same winner all but one year since adopting the system

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18 States (and Counting) Introduce National Popular Vote Bills

Posted on Quick News Austin Plier on January 27, 2017
18 States (and Counting) Introduce National Popular Vote Bills

As of January 27th, 2017, 15 states have introduced legislation to advance a national popular vote for president. The issue has historically been a bi-partisan one--according to National Popular Vote, in 2016 there were 154 Republicans who sponsored the measures and 162 Democrats.

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Conservative Party of Canada Will Cast Ranked Ballots in Leadership Election

Posted on Quick News Austin Plier on January 26, 2017
Conservative Party of Canada Will Cast Ranked Ballots in Leadership Election

On May 27, 2017, members of the Conservative Party of Canada will elect new leadership after current leader Stephen Harper tendered his resignation on election night in 2015. In order to ensure a majority winner, party members will each cast a ranked ballot.

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Can a Libertarian Win in Georgia?

Posted on Quick News Paul Murphy on January 26, 2017
Can a Libertarian Win in Georgia?

As Georgia voters wait to see if the 6th Congressional District becomes vacant, this is a great opportunity to talk about how to give all voters a stronger voice and better choices.

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