July 10, 2014
July 9, 2014
FairVote regularly publishes Innovative Analysis, an in depth look into what we’ve been researching. The FIFA World Cup is in its final week in Brazil. And while that tournament will eventually crown the best national soccer team in the world, we wondered what it would look like if it was crowning the healthiest electoral democracy in the world. With that in mind, we decided to put together an index that compares electoral health across countries and then apply it to this year’s World Cup.
June 16, 2014
FairVote’s research team just updated Monopoly Politics’ state profiles. This report pinpoints shortcomings of winner-take-all elections and proposes a roadmap for a better democracy with fair representation voting. Its 50-state analysis assesses each state’s representational makeup and compares them with FairVote’s fair representation voting plans.Take a look to see where your state stands.
May 20, 2014
The 2014 primary season is well underway. Seven states and the District of Columbia have already held their primaries, with six more voting today, and many more will be holding primaries over the next few weeks. Primaries typically get little coverage, but they are one of the most important – and problematic – aspects of the American electoral system.
May 9, 2014
Our Executive Director Rob Richie became a marathon runner last Sunday when he completed the Potomac Marathon in just under four hours! To celebrate his achievement, FairVote Board members have pledged to match up to $26,200 in gifts to FairVote's First Million campaign through May 31st ($1000 for each mile). These funds will help us sustain new talent to forward our reform goals in 2014. Learn more and help us cross the finish line!
April 9, 2014
It’s a big week for our friends from Nirvana! FairVote board chair Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl will be guests on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon this evening. Tomorrow night, they are being inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame.