Theodore Landsman

Research Fellow

Theodore Landsman

Theodore Landsman specializes in congressional elections and data analysis. Theo grew up in New York City, and attended Reed College in Portland Oregon, graduating with a BA in Political Science in May of 2016. At Reed, he wrote a senior thesis analyzing the ballot measure process in Oregon and assisted his professors with data projects on early voting and universal voter registration, as well as several document-driven projects on prisoner abuse in Iraq. Theo has participated in a number of political campaigns and has even submitted his own ballot initiative in Oregon (It did not make it onto the ballot). He is currently working on analyzing ballot data from RCV elections, and FairVote's Monopoly Politics report series.

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Running Elections with RCV Does Not Increase “Undervote”

Posted on November 08, 2016

A review of undervotes in Bay Area elections suggest that the percentage of voters at the polls for state and national election are no more likely to skip local elections with ranked choice voting than those held without ranked choice voting.


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