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Rich Tradition of Minority Party Representation Continues in Pennsylvania and Connecticut

Posted on What's New by Chris Hughes on November 13, 2015
Rich Tradition of Minority Party Representation Continues in Pennsylvania and Connecticut

This year on Election Day in towns, cities, and counties across Pennsylvania and Connecticut minority parties earned representation thanks to fair representation voting methods. The use of "limited voting" in these places, which has been in place for decades, continues to ensure more political diversity throughout these states than we see in most of the United States today.

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New Jersey 2015 State Legislative Elections: The Predictive Power of Partisanship and One Party Rule

Posted on What's New by Sarah John on November 13, 2015

New Jersey’s 2015 state election is striking for the predictive power of partisanship and the proportion of voters who are locked out of representation by a state legislator of their preferred political party. Under multi-winner RCV, most New Jerseyans would be able to cast a meaningful vote for a candidate of choice in the General Assembly and few voters would be trapped in a district without a representative from their preferred party.

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Virginia Legislative Elections Highlight Problems with Winner-Take-All Elections

Posted on What's New by Haley Smith on November 09, 2015

Virginia's 2015 state legislative elections highlighted  problems with winner-take-all elections in single-winner districts. More than two-thirds  of seats were uncontested, 100% of incumbents won, and outcomes aligned nearly perfectly with the underlying partisan lean. Ranked choice voting in multi-winner  districts would transform voter choice and fairness of representation.

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Seven Ways Ranked Choice Voting is Empowering Voters in 2015

Posted on What's New by Drew Spencer Penrose on November 04, 2015
Seven Ways Ranked Choice Voting is Empowering Voters in 2015

Election Day 2015 has come and gone, and voters in cities in six states again found that they were not limited to marking only one candidate, but had the ability to rank the candidates in order of choice. Here are seven ways RCV worked around the country this year.

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