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Elections Reimagined: The Fair Representation Act

Posted Author Nadia Tawfiq on November 09, 2021
Elections Reimagined: The Fair Representation Act

Every year US politics become more vicious and grim. We have reached a crisis point, and it is worth examining what kinds of behaviors and rhetoric our existing institutions encourage. Under our current electoral system the most oppressive, anti-democratic forces can acquire positions of extreme power in our country. Fortunately, there is a solution.

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Election Day at FairVote

Posted Rob Richie on November 02, 2021
Election Day at FairVote

Today is Election Day in much of the country, including city elections, statewide ballot measures and gubernatorial and state legislative elections in Virginia and New Jersey. If you have an opportunity to vote, please consider doing so -- our representative democracy starts with all of us. It’s been a busy fall at FairVote - and an historic one for ranked choice voting. Here are highlights

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Voter Choice Act reintroduced in Congress

Posted Matthew Oberstaedt on October 06, 2021
Voter Choice Act reintroduced in Congress

Senator Michael Bennet and Representative Dean Phillips just reintroduced the Voter Choice Act in Congress, with Senator Angus King as a co-sponsor. The bill empowers communities with the option to reform their own elections by providing funding and technical support to state and local governments that want to switch to ranked choice voting (RCV).

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Rate of “Bullet Voting” Depends on Candidate Strength, Party Cues, and Other Factors

Posted Author Deb Otis, Chris Zawora on August 16, 2021
Rate of “Bullet Voting” Depends on Candidate Strength, Party Cues, and Other Factors

Many factors likely influence how a voter uses their rankings in a ranked choice voting (RCV) election. As of 2021, the median portion of voters who choose to use multiple rankings on their ballot is 68%. In this post we briefly discuss two factors that affect rank usage: voters’ perceptions of candidate strength and a candidate or party messaging encouraging or discouraging use of rankings.

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The next gerrymandering cycle is about to begin

Posted Matthew Oberstaedt on August 12, 2021
The next gerrymandering cycle is about to begin

We are on the precipice of one of the worst redistricting bloodbaths in American history. Today the U.S. Census Bureau released data to let states draw Congressional and legislative maps that will shape politics for the next decade. States across the country - right, left, and center - are getting ready to gerrymander.

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