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The Paradox of Fairness and Competition in Virginia Redistricting

Posted on What's New by Drew Spencer Penrose on October 16, 2015
The Paradox of Fairness and Competition in Virginia Redistricting

The most recent scuffle over congressional redistricting in Virginia illustrates how poor a job single-winner districts do at achieving meaningful elections with fair results. With single-winner districts, we get results that may or may not be fair, may or may not be competitive, and result in a paradox under which they cannot be both fair and competitive.

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FairVote Proposes Solutions to Florida's Congressional Redistricting Dilemma in 2014

Posted on What's New by Rob Richie on August 07, 2014

Florida is facing an electoral quandary as two of its congressional districts have been found to violate the state constitution, and the legislature is redrawing the maps as November elections loom. The legislature does not want to use the new map in 2014, but FairVote's analysis outlines two plans that could resolve the crisis. The better of these plans would also improve the representation of Florida voters in the process.

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Louisiana's New Voter Pre-Registration Law Features Automatic Registration

Posted on What's New by Rebecca Hellmich on July 11, 2014

Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal in May signed a law establishing voting pre-registration for 16-year-olds. The law features an innovative "opt-out" approach to voter registration that will further boost registration and participation. Louisiana has a history of such innovative election policy.

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The World Cup of Democracy

Posted on What's New on July 09, 2014

Did the California Citizens Redistricting Commission Really Create More Competitive Districts?

Posted on What's New on November 26, 2013

California's independent redistricting process ousted a lot of incumbents in 2012, but that competitiveness is unlikely to persist in 2014.

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Disappearing "Crossover Legislators" Key to Resolving the Shutdown

Posted on What's New by Andrew Douglas on October 18, 2013

A group of moderate senators, many from states dominated by the opposing party, played a key role in bringing the shutdown to an end. Outdated electoral rules mean that the number of such legislators is on the decline.

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