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Tracking the Candidates: Current Electoral College Rules Mean Most Americans Ignored

Posted on What's New by Rob Richie, Peter Jarka-sellers on July 29, 2016
Tracking the Candidates: Current Electoral College Rules Mean Most Americans Ignored

In the weeks since the California primary, when Hillary Clinton joined Donald Trump in becoming her party’s presumptive nominee for president, FairVote has tracked both candidates’ campaign appearances. FairVote’s similar analysis in 2012 showed just how much the candidates focus on swing states that might tip the election with our current Electoral College rules.

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Stark Trends Towards Higher Republican Turnout, Lower Democratic Turnout in Open Primaries

Posted on What's New by Molly Rockett on July 22, 2016
Stark Trends Towards Higher Republican Turnout, Lower Democratic Turnout in Open Primaries

FairVote, has compiled and analyzed state-by-state data on voter turnout for the 2016 presidential primaries. Released today, its reviews trends in voter turnout nationally since 2000, as well as differences in turnout by party.

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This Congressional Race Helps Show What’s Wrong with American Elections

Posted on What's New by Ethan Fitzgerald on June 30, 2016
This Congressional Race Helps Show What’s Wrong with American Elections

In addition to forcing different groups of voters to compete for the scarce representation they are afforded by this system, the way we elect Congress is also plagued by issues such as plurality winners, turnout gaps, vote-splitting, single-party dominance, and incumbency advantages. All of these were on display in the District 13 primary, and all of these contribute to making Congress so dysfunctional.

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How California Incumbents Fare under Top-Two Voting

Posted on What's New by Peter Jarka-sellers on June 17, 2016
How California Incumbents Fare under Top-Two Voting

Every election cycle one of the most notable types of results is an incumbent candidate losing their seat, especially when that candidate loses in a primary. Of course, it doesn’t happen very often in our congressional primaries.

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California's 2016 Top Two Primary Results at a Glance

California's 2016 Top Two Primary Results at a Glance

The 2016 primary marked the third election cycle of statewide races when California employed the “Top Two” method, in which candidates from all parties for State Assembly, State Senate, US House, and this year, Barbara Boxer’s open US Senate seat, appeared on the same ballot. FairVote will be providing more extensive analysis of this unique system’s outcomes in the coming weeks, but we wanted to share a few key findings now.

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Over 12,500 vote in UC Berkeley Ranked Choice Voting Election

Posted on What's New by Ethan Fitzgerald on April 14, 2016
Over 12,500 vote in UC Berkeley Ranked Choice Voting Election

More than 12,500 of Berkeley’s roughly 38,000 students (32%) participated in this year’s election for the Associated Students of the University of California Senate and executive branch. This level of turnout is impressive in student elections and can be, at least in part, attributed to the dynamic climate around campus politics at Berkeley.

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Which New Yorkers Can Vote in the Primaries?

Posted on What's New by Molly Rockett on April 07, 2016
Which New Yorkers Can Vote in the Primaries?

New York has the earliest change-of-party deadline of any closed primary state in the country, six months before its primary election.

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Introducing the Public Primary

Posted on What's New by Rob Richie on April 07, 2016
Introducing the Public Primary

I wanted to highlight a new proposal: the “ Public Primary.” First proposed to us last year by Chad Peace of the Independent Voter Project as an “all independent primary,” the idea has taken more shape in the succeeding months. Chad now calls it a Public Primary, as do we.

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National Popular Vote Totals in Republican and Democratic Contests

Posted on What's New by Rob Richie on March 30, 2016
National Popular Vote Totals in Republican and Democratic Contests

Our updated blog on the more than 600,000 votes cast for withdrawn candidates includes a spreadsheet where we show the total votes earned by all the Republican and Democratic candidates for president.

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Why Nearly a Fifth of Arizona GOP voters were disenfranchised by early voting – and how to fix it

Posted on What's New by Rob Richie on March 25, 2016
Why Nearly a Fifth of Arizona GOP Voters Were Disenfranchised By Early Voting – And How To Fix It

As the first results came in from Arizona on Tuesday night, observers were in for a surprise. Nearly one in five votes in the Republican presidential primary had been cast for Marco Rubio, who had withdrawn from the campaign a week before. In fact Rubio was third, close behind Ted Cruz. Were Arizona voters insanely loyal or was something else going on?

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