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Nevada’s innovative use of RCV in 2020 gave greater voice to voters

Posted Deb Otis on May 16, 2022
Nevada’s innovative use of RCV in 2020 gave greater voice to voters

On Saturday, May 7, Republican voters in Virginia’s 11th Congressional District used ranked choice voting (RCV) to nominate Jim Myles as their 2022 candidate for U.S. House. This is the first use of RCV to nominate a congressional candidate in Virginia’s 11th, which comprises most of Fairfax County, the City of Fairfax, and part of Prince William County.

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Ranked Choice Voting in VA-11 GOP Primary: Initial Analysis

Posted Will Mantell And Deb Otis on May 10, 2022
Ranked Choice Voting in VA-11 GOP Primary: Initial Analysis

On Saturday, May 7, Republican voters in Virginia’s 11th Congressional District used ranked choice voting (RCV) to nominate Jim Myles as their 2022 candidate for U.S. House. This is the first use of RCV to nominate a congressional candidate in Virginia’s 11th, which comprises most of Fairfax County, the City of Fairfax, and part of Prince William County.

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How to Avoid Another Redistricting Nightmare in 2030

Posted Haly Jungwirth on May 05, 2022
How to Avoid Another Redistricting Nightmare in 2030

Thank you to everyone who joined us last week’s Twitter Space: “Our Redistricting Nightmare, and How to Avoid It in 2030!” It featured Washington Post reporter Colby Itkowitz; Common Cause National Redistricting Director Kathay Feng; Cato Institute Senior Fellow Walter Olson; and was moderated by FairVote’s Social Media Associate Matthew Oberstaedt with excellent questions written by FairVote Senior Fellow David Daley.

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Gubernatorial Plurality Wins Highlight the Need for RCV

Posted Jeremy Seitz-brown on April 29, 2022
Gubernatorial Plurality Wins Highlight the Need for RCV

Whenever a candidate takes office without support from a majority of voters, we are left wondering if things might have turned out differently if the race were narrowed to a contest between the two frontrunners. Unfortunately, from 1946 to 2021, 128 of the 1,092 gubernatorial elections nationwide - or 11.7 % - were won by candidates who won less than 50 percent of the vote.

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