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National Popular Vote: A Status Update

Posted Julia Foodman on July 01, 2019
National Popular Vote: A Status Update

In light of the recent Democratic primary debates, the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC) is in the national spotlight. We have compiled a history and a status update on each state's progress with the measure.

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Gerrymandering Antidote: the Fair Representation Act

Posted Drew Penrose, Ben Lempert on June 28, 2019
Gerrymandering Antidote: the Fair Representation Act

The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that federal courts have no constitutional role to play in preventing partisan gerrymandering. However, the legislative branch can, in fact, act to mitigate the nefarious effects of gerrymandering. It should do that by passing the Fair Representation Act, which would institute a different election system: the single-transferable vote form of ranked choice voting.

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Meet the Team: Julia Foodman

Posted Julia Foodman on June 25, 2019
Meet the Team: Julia Foodman

"Electoral reform is a rudimentary aspect of democracy that we’re missing. America is losing hundreds of thousands, potentially even millions of votes, because people say their votes won’t matter, and right now, they’re often right. Change has to happen to ensure the democratic, constructive future of the United States."

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Meet the Team: Reed Hoffmann

Posted Reed Hoffmann on June 24, 2019
Meet the Team: Reed Hoffmann

"Democracy has always been messy, and it always will be, but that should not discourage us from demanding solutions to the inequities of voting in our cities, states, and country. Looking back on the 2008 election, despite there being record levels of turnout, two out of every five people decided to stay home. Is this the best we can do? I think not."

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Meet the Team: Ben Lempert

Posted Ben Lempert on June 21, 2019
Meet the Team: Ben Lempert

"I came to work at FairVote because I think ranked choice voting (RCV) offers a way out. RCV creates more proportional representation, has a history of giving minorities more access to political office, and lets voters elect individual representatives rather than a party slate."

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Meet the Team: John Guttmann

Posted John Guttmann on June 20, 2019
Meet the Team: John Guttmann

"So many of the most pressing issues of today - unpopular politicians, polarized politics, and inadequate policy discourse - are the result of broken electoral procedures and ineffective voting methods. At FairVote, I hope to be part of the movement to build a more fair, representative democracy that speaks for everyone. "

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