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Republican Congressman from WI: Pass the VRA of 2015

Posted on Quick News by Austin Plier on March 31, 2016

Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (WI-R) penned an OpEd in the New York Times today in support of the Voting Rights Act of 2015--of which he is a co-sponsor.

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Major New Mexico Counties Ready For 17-Year-Old Primary Voting

Posted on Quick News by Austin Plier on March 30, 2016

Several county clerks are planning on letting eligible 17-year-olds vote in the upcoming June presidential primaries, despite some confusion about when the recently passed law goes into effect. Scott Krahling, Doña Ana County’s chief deputy clerk stated, “We can and should allow these people to vote in the primary, and we’re excited to welcome them.”

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Advancement Project Highlights Need For Right to Vote in US Constitution

Posted on Quick News by Austin Plier on March 30, 2016

Judith Browne Dianis, co-director of the Advancement Project, writes in support of a Constitutional Right to Vote in a piece called "Do Voters of Color Have a Right to Vote in the 2016?"

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Ranked Choice Voting Could Mean More Civility in Primaries

Posted on Quick News by Molly Rockett on March 24, 2016

In our Primary Focus series, we have highlighted ranked choice voting as a reform that could incentivize more civil campaigning, especially in fractured fields of more than two candidates. Our report on civil campaigning finds that voters living in cities where ranked choice voting is used perceive less negative campaigning and were more satisfied with the campaigning they did experience.

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Jim Pagels Recommends Alternative Voting in CapX

Posted on Quick News by Molly Rockett on March 24, 2016

In his latest article to CapX, Jim Pagels correctly identifies first-past-the-post voting systems as the core cause of plurality winners like Donald Trump in GOP primaries. He recommends alternative voting, also called ranked choice voting, to facilitate a majority winner and allow the party to consolidate around a consensus candidate with broad support.

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That Alleged “Blue Wall” for Democrats in the Electoral College

Posted on Quick News by Rob Richie on March 23, 2016

Rob Richie recommends taking Electoral College predictions with a grain of salt.

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Kristin Eberhard Touts RCV as Means to Achieve Civility in Presidential Primaries

Posted on Quick News by Austin Plier on March 22, 2016

Kristin Eberhard of Sightline Institute writes that ranked choice voting would help solve many of the woes in this year's presidential primary races. In particular, she contends it would help remedy the lack of civility that has been displayed this primary cycle.

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1 in 6 Utah Legislature Candidates Run Unopposed in Safe Seats

Posted on Quick News by Austin Plier on March 22, 2016

The Salt Lake Tribune writes that one out of every six Utah legislative candidates is running unopposed and can already declare victory, nearly eight months in advance of the elections on November 8th, 2016. The culprit? Single-winner districts.

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Maryland and Vermont Move Universal Voter Registration Bills Forward

Posted on Quick News by Austin Plier on March 22, 2016

Maryland's House of Delegates passed a “universal” voter registration bill on Monday, just two weeks after Vermont's House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill that would automatically register Vermonters that applied for a driver's license.

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RCV Was A Large Part of the National Conversation This Week

Posted on Quick News by Austin Plier on March 18, 2016

Ranked choice voting has been an important part of the national conversation this week, particularly as a way to improve the GOP presidential primary process. Click to read pieces from The Economist, Bloomberg News, and Fortune Magazine, among others.

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