Winner-Take-All. We Can Do Better.

Posted on April 12, 2012

Winner-take-all elections box voters into simplistic red and blue divisions that poorly reflect our diversity of views. They turn most state legislative and congressional elections into "no-choice" contests. Only a handful of swing states will get attention from presidential candidate.

To take on winner-take-all, FairVote backs forms of proportional representation for electing legislatures and a national popular vote for president instead of state-based winner-take-all rules.

* Most robust democracies use proportional representation, NOT winner-take-all. See more here.

* Fair voting plan series: Latest blog and report from Missouri

* FairVote Chair Emeritus John Anderson's new op-ed in Chicago Tribune on cumulative voting

* FairVote's resources on a national popular vote for president


 
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