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American elections ranked worst among older democracies. Here’s why.

American elections ranked worst among older democracies. Here’s why.

Guest contributor Pippa Norris of Harvard University and the University of Sydney discusses problems with our electoral system.

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Simulating Top Two Primary in Michigan and North Carolina Reveals Correctable Problem

Posted on What's New by Rob Richie on March 17, 2016
Simulating Top Two Primary in Michigan and North Carolina Reveals Correctable Problem

The presidential primary season presents a lot of important angles for understanding electoral rules, and Michigan and North Carolina are great examples of the problems a Top Two primary would pose to voters. Both states also demonstrate the opportunity for a better solution in ranked choice voting.

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New Polls Show that GOP Split Vote Problem Continues

Posted on What's New by Rob Richie on March 08, 2016
New Polls Show that GOP Split Vote Problem Continues

The Republican Party has a problem in its presidential nomination process. As it turns toward holding winner-take-all contests on March 15, including in the delegate-rich states of Florida and Ohio, its use of a plurality voting system may well allow a candidate to win the nomination who would be unlikely to win in a head-to-head contest with his strongest opponent.

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Simulating Instant Runoff Flips Most Donald Trump Primary Victories

Posted on What's New by Andrew Douglas, Rob Richie, Elliot Louthen on March 04, 2016
Simulating Instant Runoff Flips Most Donald Trump Primary Victories

If Super Tuesday contests had been conducted with ranked choice voting -- a proven system that empowers voters to rank candidates by preference in order to elect the candidate with the strongest support and the one most likely to garner the support of a majority -- the results would look very different. Our models suggest that Trump would have won Alabama and Massachusetts, competed in toss-up races in Tennessee and Vermont, and lost the remaining seven states.

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Primary Focus: The Iowa Caucuses

Posted on What's New by Molly Rockett, Demarquin Johnson on February 02, 2016
Primary Focus: The Iowa Caucuses

On Monday, Iowans voted and the rest of the nation waited with bated breath. Our Primary Focus blog series reflects on the results of the Iowa Caucuses.

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Why O'Malley Second Choices Matter in Iowa -- and Huckabee's May Not

Posted on What's New by Rob Richie on January 29, 2016
Why O'Malley Second Choices Matter in Iowa, and Huckabee's May Not

With Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton seemingly in a very tight contest to win the state, Gov. O'Malley supporters' second choices may decide whether Sanders or Clinton wins more state and national delegates. On the Republican side, a large field means that some Republican voters are going to walk away not having cast a vote that elected delegates because they didn't get a second choice.

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Voter Turnout: Behind the Numbers

Posted on What's New by Haley Smith on December 23, 2015
Voter Turnout: Behind the Numbers

Like many social phenomena, voter turnout can be measured in different ways. Without a label associated with turnout, it is quite easy to confuse the level of voter participation and make misleading inferences about our participatory health. Haley Smith goes behind the numbers of voter turnout.

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O’Malley’s plea for second-choice support meaningless without RCV

Posted on What's New by Ethan Fitzgerald on December 03, 2015
O’Malley’s plea for second-choice support meaningless without RCV

Former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley met with House Democrats on Tuesday to discuss his campaign for the Democratic Presidential nomination. The tone of the meeting reflected his poor standing in the polls, as he asked House Democrats not to be their first choice, but their second.

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It's time to get out the vote... again.

Posted on What's New by Andrew Douglas on December 01, 2015
It's time to get out the vote... again.

Municipalities across the country held elections last month, as they do every November. But even if you are in the minority of voters who actually participate in elections that don’t coincide with presidential or congressional contests, your civic duties might not be complete just yet.

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