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Montgomery County State Delegation Will Consider RCV Option for Special Elections

Posted on What's New by Austin Plier on January 15, 2016
Montgomery County State Delegation Will Consider RCV Option for Special Elections

The Maryland General Assembly (Maryland’s state legislature) has begun its 2016 legislative session. In Montgomery County (Maryland’s most populous county and home to FairVote) Delegates to the General Assembly will consider a local bill that represents an important step forward in advancing ranked choice voting (RCV) for County elections.

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Which candidate has a vision for electoral reform?

Posted on What's New by Doug Clopp on January 14, 2016
Which candidate has a vision for electoral reform?

With the presidential election right around the corner, we're excited to announce our partnership with Change Politics, a new elections platform that enables every voter to engage with candidates on the issues they care about by asking and upvoting questions.

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Rubio Surges Past Trump in Simulated New Hampshire Primary With RCV

Posted on What's New by Molly Rockett on January 08, 2016
Rubio Surges Past Trump in Simulated New Hampshire Primary With RCV

The latest PPP survey of New Hampshire voters from early January shows marked gains for Marco Rubio, especially as a backup choice for voters who would pick a different candidate first. This means that in an RCV primary, Rubio’s support would grow as weaker candidates are eliminated, leaving him well positioned to earn a majority among Republican voters.

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For more choices and majority winners, Voters need RCV

Posted on What's New by Molly Rockett on January 08, 2016
For More Choices and Majority Winners, Voters Need RCV

Ranked choice voting has the potential to bring voters back into the political process with real choices--something we all deserve in every election.

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National RCV Primary Would Leave Trump and Cruz in Dead Heat

Posted on What's New by Andrew Douglas on December 23, 2015
National RCV Primary Would Leave Trump and Cruz in Dead Heat

Last week, we wrote about data from Public Policy Polling (PPP) that allowed us to simulate a ranked choice voting (RCV) Republican primary in New Hampshire, showing Donald Trump in a neck and neck race when head-to-head with Senator Marco Rubio, despite leading Rubio 28% to 11% in the first choice totals trumpeted by the media. This week, a new poll from PPP allows us to conduct a similar simulation, but this time with data from Republican voters nationwide.

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Simulated RCV Primary Shows How Trump Has Real Competition for GOP Majority

Posted on What's New by Andrew Douglas on December 18, 2015
Simulated RCV Primary Shows How Trump Has Real Competition for GOP Majority

A recent poll by Public Policy Polling (PPP) on the state of the New Hampshire Republican Presidential Primary shows Donald Trump retaining a strong lead, but it also shows how a ranked choice voting (RCV) election would leave Trump in a neck and neck race with Senator Marco Rubio.

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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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