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.

Maine Supreme Court rules ranked choice voting will be used for June primaries

Reid Buskirk

High court determines it would be in violation of separation of powers clause if it were to overrule the current law.

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Preparations advance in Maine for ranked choice voting in June primaries

Rob Richie

The Maine Secretary of State and state election officials put out a draft plan for implementing RCV and solicited public comment.

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Ranked choice voting, third parties and “hacking”

Rob Richie

Former Illinois Congressman John Porter and I have a new Inside Sources commentary on the implications of the recent indictment of Russian agents for seeking to influence the 2016 presidential election by seeking to exploit our “plurality” voting system - one I also had a chance to describe in this Young Turks interview.

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