Better Elections Are Possible

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“Partisans’ chief interest is in proving that the other party is despicable — in ramping up fear, hatred and the negative polarization that is the central feature of contemporary American politics…

The good news is that we don’t have to live with this system. There’s nothing in the Constitution that says there have to be only two parties. There’s nothing in the Constitution about parties at all. There’s not even anything in the Constitution mandating that each congressional district have only one member and be represented by one party. We could have a much fairer and better system with the passage of a law.

The way to do that is through multimember districts and ranked-choice voting.”

— David Brooks in “One Reform to Save America”
New York Times

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Ranked Choice Voting

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The Problem

The Problem

When voters feel like they have to choose between the lesser-of-two-evils, that's not real choice.

Our Solution

Our Solution

Ranked choice voting gives every voter a meaningful vote.

Where it's used

Ranked choice voting is used in cities across the country 

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Quick Takes

FairVote's brief and timely commentary on the latest news.

Judge: Ranked choice voting count must continue in Maine

Drew Penrose

Judge denies request to stop ranked choice voting count in Maine's 2nd District race

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A better way to report ranked choice voting elections in California cities

Rob Richie, Pedro Hernandez

Alameda County stops the ranked choice tally once someone reaches 50%, so we finished out the count to get a clearer picture of Bay Area winners

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Facing defeat, Maine candidate sues to stop ranked choice voting count

Drew Penrose

U.S. Rep Bruce Poliquin's challenge to Maine's ranked choice voting count has lots of flash but no substance.

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