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Everything you need to know about RCV and San Francisco's mayoral race

Posted on Quick News Rich Robinson on January 12, 2018
Everything you need to know about RCV and San Francisco's mayoral race

The ability of the SF mayoral candidates to reach beyond their own political base and build a coalition of voters will play a role in the upcoming election.

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Picking a name from a bowl is a lousy way for our democracy to work

Posted on Quick News Myeisha Boyd on January 08, 2018
Picking a name from a bowl is a lousy way for our democracy to work

In a Vox piece “Virginia clarifies the case against winner-take-all democracy,” Lee Drutman writes about glaring flaws within electoral outcomes.

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New open seats: Bill Shuster and Gregg Harper won’t run for re-election

Posted on Quick News Jonathan Nowakowski on January 05, 2018
New open seats: Bill Shuster and Gregg Harper won’t run for re-election

FairVote is tracking announcements from members of Congress who will not seek re-election, and describe how the new open seat impacts our projections for the 2018 elections to the House of Representatives.

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New book: Ranked choice voting is a key fix for our broken democracy

Posted on Quick News Rich Robinson on December 21, 2017
New book: Ranked choice voting is a key fix for our broken democracy

Political science professors Benjamin Page and Martin Gilens argue the best way to fix our democracy is with more democracy.

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Atlanta’s recount turned out about how you would expect (given the data)

Posted on Quick News David O'brien on December 18, 2017
Atlanta’s recount turned out about how you would expect (given the data)

After the recount, Mary Norwood had cut Keisha Lance Bottoms’ lead by only 11 votes.

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NY Times’ Thomas Friedman: “Super-empower” bridge-builders and the center with RCV

Posted on Quick News David Daley on December 18, 2017
NY Times’ Thomas Friedman: “Super-empower” bridge-builders and the center with RCV

Add influential New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman to the growing chorus of voices – across all political perspectives – who see ranked choice voting as a solution to the extreme partisanship and tribalism infecting our politics.

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Purple potatoes, elderberries, and black currants: A (beer!) recipe to fight gerrymandering in North Carolina

Posted on Quick News Shane Mckibben on December 18, 2017
Purple potatoes, elderberries, and black currants: A (beer!) recipe to fight gerrymandering in North Carolina

Our friends at Common Cause North Carolina have teamed up with local Durham brewers Fullsteam Brewery to take on gerrymandering in the state with a crafty brew as purple as North Carolina is -- or ought to be.

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New open seat: Blake Farenthold will not seek re-election

Posted on Quick News Author Johnathan Nowakowski on December 15, 2017
New open seat: Blake Farenthold will not seek re-election

This week, Rep. Blake Farenthold, of Texas' 27th District, announced he will not seek re-election in 2018. See how this new open seat impacts our projections for the 2018 congressional elections.

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Happy holidays, from FairVote

Posted on Quick News Myeisha Boyd on December 15, 2017
Happy holidays, from FairVote

During this season of joy, we thought it would be fun to find out what your favorite family holiday activity is, using ranked choice voting.

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New open seats: John Conyers, Trent Franks, and Sander Levin will not seek re-election

Posted on Quick News Author Johnathan Nowakowski on December 08, 2017
New open seats: John Conyers, Trent Franks and Sander Levin will not seek re-election

This week, Rep. John Conyers, of Michigan's 13th District, Rep. Trent Franks, of Arizona's 4th District, and Rep. Levin, of Michigan's 9th District, announced they will not seek re-election in 2018. See how these new open seats impact our projections for the 2018 congressional elections.

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