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Congress Takes On the Electoral Count Act

Posted Ryan Suto on August 03, 2022
Congress Takes On the Electoral Count Act

This morning, the Senate Rules Committee conducted a hearing entitled, “The Electoral Count Act: The Need for Reform.” The Committee focused on the 135 year old law which vaguely describes how Electoral College votes are counted after each presidential election.

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The problem of too many elections

Posted Raya Islam on July 19, 2022
The problem of too many elections in one year

In 2022, New York State voters will be called to the polls three times: once for Assembly and state-wide primaries on June 28, once for State Senate and congressional primaries on August 23, and once in November for general elections. In fact, a few voters may be asked to vote for a fourth time

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A Voter’s Perspective on “Gerrymander USA”

Posted Cristin Merker on July 19, 2022
A Voter’s Perspective on “Gerrymander USA”

When my colleagues shared Jesse Wegman and Damon Winter’s new article, “Gerrymander USA,” I knew I wanted to read it based on the topic alone – gerrymandering is an incredibly important issue. I just wasn’t expecting to read this article and discover it was about where I grew up – a large swath of land where “cattle outnumber voters” called the Panhandle of Texas, or the High Plains.

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30 Years of FairVote

Posted Maria Merkle on July 13, 2022
30 Years of FairVote

As we step into the coming decade of promise, FairVote’s founding mission will continue to guide us towards concrete goals. We are currently working together with our national, state and local partners to win ranked choice voting in more presidential primaries in 2024 and 500 cities by 2025.

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Spotlight: FairVote Washington

Posted Maria Merkle on July 08, 2022
Spotlight: FairVote Washington

Contributing 4 out of 6 of the US’s confirmed ranked choice voting (RCV) ballot measures this year, the Pacific Northwest is quickly becoming a hotspot for RCV support. Wins for ranked choice voting span from Portland and Multnomah County, Oregon, where voters will decide on RCV ballot measures in November, to Alaska, which will hold its first statewide RCV election in August.

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