Top Four Research

Top Four Research

FairVote has analyzed election results from California and Washington - the two states using Top Two - to see how it is working, what issues arise, and how it can be improved.

For both states, we demonstrate how elections would have been different had four candidates advanced from the preliminary election rather than just two. In both states, that simple change would result in more races including both Democrats and Republicans, including more than one Republican or more than one Democrat, and including candidates who choose to run outside of the two major parties.

To learn more, see:

Top Two in Washington State

Fixing Top Two in California

Recommended Reforms to California's Top Two

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