Better Elections Are Possible


“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, May 2018

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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.

Atlanta’s recount turned out about how you would expect (given the data)

David O'brien

After the recount, Mary Norwood had cut Keisha Lance Bottoms’ lead by only 11 votes.

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NY Times’ Thomas Friedman: “Super-empower” bridge-builders and the center with RCV

David Daley

Add influential New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman to the growing chorus of voices – across all political perspectives – who see ranked choice voting as a solution to the extreme partisanship and tribalism infecting our politics.

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Purple potatoes, elderberries, and black currants: A (beer!) recipe to fight gerrymandering in North Carolina

Shane Mckibben

Our friends at Common Cause North Carolina have teamed up with local Durham brewers Fullsteam Brewery to take on gerrymandering in the state with a crafty brew as purple as North Carolina is -- or ought to be.

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