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FairVote's brief and timely commentary on the latest news.

RCV Polls Provide Insights When Candidates Drop Out

Jeremy Seitz-brown

U.S. Senator Cory Booker announced Monday that he is dropping out of the 2020 presidential race, joining recently withdrawn candidates Julián Castro and Marianne Wiliamson. FairVote’s ranked choice voting (RCV) polls of South Carolina in December and the nation last September can help us understand how the news may impact the race. 

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New Hampshire primary voters get a taste of RCV

Adam Ginsburg

While RCV will not be used in the actual New Hampshire primary, many voters in the state will still get a taste of the method. Here's why:

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, at New Hampshire town hall, endorses ranked choice voting

Adam Ginsburg

Ranked choice voting rang in the new year with a prominent endorsement: that of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. Sanders, at a December 28 Concord, NH town hall sponsored by Equal Citizens and Open Democracy Action, indicated his support for the method, saying ranked choice voting (RCV) “is something I support.”

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