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
* 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