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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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Plurality Voting Is Not the Answer

Posted Emma Rage on July 02, 2022
Plurality Voting Is Not the Answer

When proposing a new voting system, it’s logical to ask why we, as a country, need to change our ways. Here at FairVote, we talk a lot about why plurality voting is not the best voting system to elect representative bodies and how ranked choice voting is the solution to this problem.

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The Danger of the Independent State Legislature Theory

Posted Ryan Suto on July 01, 2022
The Danger of the Independent State Legislature Theory

Yesterday at the end of its term, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the case Moore v. Harper, which involves a deceptively simple question that could have huge implications for voting rights and redistricting in the United States: What exactly is meant by the word “Legislature” in the “Elections Clause” and the “Pres­id­en­tial Elect­ors Clause” of the U.S. Constitution?

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Proportional Ranked Choice Voting is on the Rise

Posted Emma Rage on June 23, 2022
Proportional Ranked Choice Voting is on the Rise

When most people think of ‘ranked choice voting’ (RCV), they think of single-winner ranked choice voting, where once the votes are tabulated, only one candidate wins. However, there is a form of ranked choice voting wherein multiple candidates can win who reflect the ideological makeup of the community. This is called ‘proportional ranked choice voting’ (or ‘single transferable vote’ abroad). This visual explainer goes over how proportional ranked choice voting works.

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How Voting Reform Can Restore Confidence in Our Elections

Posted Rachel Rappaport on June 07, 2022
How Voting Reform Can Restore Confidence in Our Elections

It’s no secret that confidence in democratic institutions like elections is low: 37% of voters do not feel confident that the results of an election reflect the will of the people. However, it’s possible the usual suspects (election fraud, ballot counting errors, etc.) are not to blame for this lack of trust.

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