Op-eds and Editorials

Up for the count: New Yorkers should give a thumbs-up to ranked choice voting on November’s ballot (editorial)
NY Daily News - October 14, 2019

How to stop maddening third party spoilers (editorial) 
The Star-Ledger - September 18, 2019 

Ranked choice voting strengthens system
Albuquerque Journal - June 2, 2019

Democracy Fights Back 
The New Republic - May 30, 2019

Why Biden’s big lead recalls Trump 2016- and why that’s a problem for democracy 
Salon - May 27, 2019

At large city council president? Plus other ways Philly could evolve (editorial)
The Philadelphia Enquirer May 26, 2019

Ranked choice voting would increase participation, decrease runoffs  
The Tennessean -May 16, 2019

Why we need ranked choice voting
The Salt Lake Tribune - May 12, 2019

Ranked choice voting amplifies voters’ will
Albuquerque Journal - May 10, 2019

Place ranked choice voting on the ballot. Nashville needs more democracy, not less 
Tennessean - May 6, 2019

Want to fix presidential elections? Here’s the quickest way 
Politico Magazine - May 4, 2019

What partisan gerrymandering has cost Michigan
Detroit Free Press - May 2, 2019

Radicalizing the vote: 10 ideas that might save democracy 
The Philadelphia Inquirer - May 2, 2019

3 keys to a far better way of choosing presidential nominees
Governing - April 29, 2019

Why Dallas should switch to ranked choice voting
Dallas Magazine- April 25, 2019

The long game of democratic reform 
American Interest - April 19, 2019

No, Republicans, It’s Not a Plot
Democracy Journal - April 18, 2019

Making the case for ranked choice voting
The Hill - April 17, 2019

Ranked-Choice Voting = Super Saturday in Alaska, Hawaii
Real Clear Politics - April 13, 2019

Behind the Electoral College Debate, a Flourishing Effort to Advance Democracy
The Progressive - April 10, 2019

Beyond the gerrymander: here’s how to fix our unfair winner-take-all elections
Salon - April 4, 2019

Ranked-choice voting is a better system for Houston
The Houston Chronicle - April 2, 2019

The case for using ranked choice voting in the 2020 Democratic Presidential Primaries 
In These Times - April 1, 2019

Ranked choice voting would have saved Phoenix a lot of money (and sanity) in this election
Arizona Republic - March 29, 2019

Exiting May’s Brexit Maze - a suggestion from across the pond
Forbes - March 28, 2019

Shambles 
The New York Times - March 28, 2019

A better way to honor Women’s History Month 
The Hill - March 23, 2019

Ranked choice voting is right for ABQ
Albuquerque Journal -March 23, 2019

If we’re abolishing the Electoral College, let’s also have ranked choice voting for president
Vox - March 21, 2019 

Voting is often futile. Massachusetts can make it matter
WBUR (MA) - March 21, 2019

With crowded field, caucus best for state Democrats 
The Herald (WA) - March 19, 2019

One weird, small-town political drama shows why America needs voting reform 
Salon - March 18, 2019

How to prevent another Fall River recall election pitfall (editorial)
The Boston Globe – March 14, 2019

When just 202 voters can pick a Pa. Congressman, that’s a problem
The Philadelphia Inquirer – March 13, 2019

Correira wins race to replace himself
Commonwealth Magazine – March 13, 2019

If Chicago voters had been allowed to rank their choices for mayor
The Chicago Tribune – March 5, 2019

We need ranked choice voting in the presidential primaries 
The Hill – March 5, 2019

Making presidential primaries relevant again to Mass. voters 
Commonwealth Magazine – March 3,2019

In Chicago, history-making didn’t have to be so hard 
New York Times – Feb. 27, 2019

Let New Yorkers rank their candidates: it’s long past time to overhaul the way elections work 
New York Daily News – Feb. 27, 2019

It’s not just the Oscars - Congress needs a representation reboot 
The Hill – Feb. 23, 2019

A better way to elect a mayor who is supported by the most Chicagoans 
Chicago Sun-Times – Feb. 21, 2019

There’s a way around strategic voting
Chicago Magazine – Feb. 21, 2019

Take a closer look at ranked-choice voting for Carroll County (editorial)
Carroll County Times (MD) – Feb. 19, 2019

Candidates for public advocate bolster case for not having one (editorial)
Crain’s New York Business – Feb. 12, 2019

How Philly can break the corruption cycle
The Inquirer (PA) – Feb. 11, 2019

Why Howard Schultz for president makes great drama: it highlights the fragility and frustration of our winner-take-all system 
Vox – Feb. 5, 2019

Want a third party? Think again
The Hill  – Jan. 30, 2019

How to term limit Congress
National Review – Jan. 29, 2019

Run, Howard, Run
The Washington Post – Jan. 27, 2019

A crowded 2020 presidential primary field calls for ranked choice voting
The Hill – Jan. 25, 2019

It's time for Maryland and Virginia to embrace ranked-choice voting (editorial)
The Washington Post  – Jan. 24, 2019

Ranked ballots select 'Best Picture'; why not our presidents?  
Inside Sources – Jan. 21, 2019

Our View: Noise aside, the fact is that Jared Golden won in Maine’s 2nd District (editorial)
Portland Press Herald – Dec. 28, 2018

Maine's 2nd District outcome proves the value of ranked choice voting
The Hill – Nov. 30, 2018

Despite claims of chaos and confusion, Nov. 6 election was well run
Bangor Daily News – Nov. 29, 2018

It's time to take back our democracy
Worthington Globe – Nov. 27, 2018

Ranked choice voting will create fairer elections
Gainesville Sun – Nov. 27, 2018

Maine is leading on voting rights. Other states should follow.
Bangor Daily News – Nov. 26, 2018

Pick your poison
Brown Political Review – Nov. 25, 2018

Ranked choice voting gets a big test in Maine (editorial)
Corvallis Gazette-Times – Nov. 20, 2018

Here's everywhere nonpartisan reform won big in 2018
Independent Voter Network – Nov. 19, 2018

Faster, cheaper and less vitriolic elections for our cities
Deseret News – Nov. 18, 2018

Ranked choice voting passes the test in Maine (editorial)
Boston Globe – Nov. 16, 2018

Ranked choice voting worked in Maine. Now we should use it in presidential races
USA Today – Nov. 16, 2018

A new age of reform
American Interest – Nov. 16, 2018

Our View: Ranked-choice voting satisfies the will of the people (editorial)
Boston Globe - Nov. 13, 2018

Are we finally starting to talk about electoral reform?
Outside the Beltway – Nov. 11, 2018

A Congress for every American (editorial)
New York Times – Nov. 10, 2018

America needs a bigger House (editorial)
New York Times – Nov. 9, 2018

Election's over, let's have a rant
New York Times – Nov. 9, 2018

As polarized as Americans are, they agree on on this: Gerrymandering is wrong
Los Angeles Times – Nov. 8, 2018

Our View: Caron’s exit sets path for future candidates
Portland Press Herald - Nov. 4, 2018

Always forward with RCV in Oakland & California
Oakland News Now – Nov. 2, 2018

An end to spoiler candidates
Democracy Journal – Nov. 1, 2018

Ranked choice voting: A better way to conduct elections
Whatcom Watch – Oct./Nov., 2018

One reform would have kept Alaska's governor from quitting the race
The Hill – Oct. 30, 2018

College students have the power to changed elections. Will they?
Bridge Magazine – Oct. 29, 2018

Ranked choice voting opens up democracy
Kennebec Journal – Oct. 26, 2018

Sucker-punching the People
Townhall – Oct. 21, 2018

Can an independent movement happen?
Harvard Political Review – Oct. 20, 2018

Proportional representation could save America
Vox – Oct. 15, 2018

An election reform agenda for Maryland's next governor and legislature (editorial)
Baltimore Sun – Sept. 15, 2018

Don't worry, all is not lost. State and local activists are fixing our elections
Los Angeles Times – Oct. 11, 2018

Ranked choice voting is the remedy
Topeka Capital-Journal – Sept. 15, 2018

With ranked choice voting, democracy wins
Daily Hampshire Gazette – Sept. 12, 2018

Ranked choice voting is easier than it sounds. Maybe it would cure our awful politics
USA Today – Sept. 6, 2018

Ranked choice voting to the rescue? (editorial)
Boston Globe – Sept. 5, 2018

The four corners offense has returned. Now NC Republicans are using it.
Charlotte News & Observer – Aug. 30, 2018

Fix Florida's flawed primary election (editorial)
Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel – Aug. 29, 2018

Ranked choice voting would have given the GOP primary an instant runoff
Connecticut Mirror – Aug. 23, 2018

Nevada's election system needs an overhaul
Las Vegas Review-Journal – Aug. 18, 2018

Why are these elected officials so afraid of the voters?
CNN Opinion – Aug. 9, 2018

You have to hand it to the Green Party
Washington Post – Aug. 9, 2018

For better elections, give ranked choice voting a try (editorial)
Boston Globe – Aug. 7, 2018

Political reforms could mean better elections and better candidates
Fresno Bee – Aug. 5, 2018

It's time to adopt ranked choice voting nationwide
Real Clear Policy – July 31, 2018

"Emails are the tools of the devil"
Slate – July 28, 2018

American democracy's built-in bias toward rural Republicans (editorial)
The Economist – July 14, 2018

Connecticut needs ranked choice voting
Hartford Courant – July 5, 2018

Historic ranked-choice vote worked as promised (editorial)
Portland Press-Herald – June 24, 2018

How the Supreme Court made gerrymandering worse
New York Daily News – June 22, 2018

Interest in ranked-choice voting surges (editorial)
Minneapolis Star Tribune – June 22, 2018

A periodic come-from-behind win with ranked choice voting is the whole point
Independent Voter Network – June 22, 2018

After the Supreme Court's artful dodge, expect the 2020 gerrymander to be much, much worse
Salon – June 19, 2018

The only people who can fix gerrymandering now are voters
Washington Post – June 19, 2018

Give ranked choice voting a shot. Our democracy would benefit (editorial)
Washington Post – June 14, 2018

In praise of ranked choice voting (editorial)
The Economist – June 14, 2018

A new choice
Slate – June 14, 2018

Ranked-choice voting test run makes electoral history in Maine (editorial)
Portland Press Herald – June 14, 2018

Voters are taking on the challenge to make elections more fair
Boston Globe – June 13, 2018

Wake-up call on the dangers of gerrymandering
Daily Hampshire Gazette – June 12, 2018

Vote for me! For second place, at least? (editorial)
New York Times – June 9, 2018

The needs of California voters – not the parties – must be heeded
San Diego Union-Tribune – June 8, 2018

One reform to save America
New York Times – May 31, 2018

Supreme Court to rule soon on partisan gerrymander cases: Last, best chance for fair elections?
Salon – May 28, 2018

Why ranked choice voting should be used throughout California
San Francisco Chronicle – May 25, 2018

Ranked choice voting can restore our democracy
Bangor Daily News – May 24, 2018

Voting shouldn't cause dysfunction – but Americans can change the system
The Hill – May 23, 2018

Maine's ranked choice voting is a common-sense solution (editorial)
Portland Press Herald – May 20, 2018

California's 'jungle primary' isn't working. We need election reform 2.0
Los Angeles Times – May 18, 2018

West Virginia's godawful GOP primary exposed our massively broken electoral system: Let's fix it
Salon – May 17, 2018

'Ranked choice' creates consensus candidates
Pueblo Chieftain – May 3, 2018

A different way of voting in California can boost turnout and save money
Sacramento Bee – April 30, 2018

Chance the Rapper is right to criticize the two party system
Rolling Stone – April 27, 2018

Should you vote for a third party to avoid the 'lesser of two evils'?
AlterNet – April 20, 2018

Ranked choice the smart choice for candidate with broad appeal
Portland Press Herald – April 11, 2018

A way to eliminate one form of Russian election hacking
Inside Sources – April 10, 2018

Ranked choice voting is the people-approved, court certified election process
Portland Press Herald – April 7, 2018

Let's restore fair representation
Connecticut Post – April 5, 2018

Minnesota Legislature shouldn't end ranked choice voting (editorial)
Minneapolis Star Tribune – April 4, 2018

American democracy has a 'tyranny of the minority' problem. Maine has the solution.
Daily Beast – March 28, 2018

How Australia could fix U.S. elections
Washington Post – March 22, 2018

Without ranked voting, Pennsylvania's slim margins hide voters' preferences
The Hill – March 19, 2018

We all won on March 6
Santa Fe New Mexican – March 17, 2018

Congress, like Hollywood, has a female representation problem
The Hill – March 10, 2018

How Illinois voters could get a shot of 'instant democracy'
Chicago Tribune – March 9, 2018

Don't let politics doom instant runofffs
Memphis Commercial Appeal – March 7, 2018

Electoral politics is divisive, it doesn't have to be this way
Inland Empire News – March 7, 2018

The Oscars use a more fair voting system than most of America does
The Intercept – March 4, 2018

Ranked choice voting supporters are fighting to save democracy
Portland Press Herald – March 1, 2018

Ranked choice voting worth consideration (editorial)
Daily Hampshire Gazette – March 1, 2018

The business of politics is failing America
Boston Globe – Feb. 27, 2018

Why Santa Clarans should support ranked choice voting
San Jose Mercury News – Feb. 22, 2018

Who needs congressional districts?
New York Times – Feb. 20, 2018

We, the people, were attacked as a people. We need to respond as a people as well.
Washington Post – Feb. 18, 2018

The secret history of the map that destroyed Pa. politics – and how to fix it
Philadelphia Inquirer – Feb. 14, 2018

Ranked choice voting will end duopoly
Rochester Post Bulletin – Jan. 31, 2018

Ranked choice voting is better for everyone
Concorde Monitor – Jan. 22, 2018

Make politics less partisan by switching to proportional representation
Cleveland Plain Dealer – Jan. 21, 2018

Respect the voters
Memphis Flyer – Jan. 18, 2018

Dear Jeff Flake: time to start a third party
Vox – Jan. 16, 2018

Mr. Chief Justice, it's not "gobbledygook": New NC ruling shows how to fix gerrymandering
Salon – Jan. 13, 2018

The case for proportional voting
National Affairs – Winter, 2018

Could one state save American democracy?
HuffPost – Jan. 14, 2018

Ranked choice voting empowers SF voters in mayor's race
Beyond Chron – Jan. 11, 2018

Our view: A city election with choices (editorial)
The New Mexican – Jan. 8, 2018

Perhaps Americans are more willing to change than we think
HuffPost – Jan. 4, 2018

Democracy is a verb
Green Fire Times – Jan. 3, 2018

Let's work toward a fair vote for Virginia
Culpepper Star Exponent – Jan. 2, 2018

Want a better country? These changes could it
Palm Beach Post – Dec. 30, 2017

Judge makes right call on ranked choice voting (editorial)
Albuquerque Journal – De. 1, 2017

Ranked choice voting overcomes voters' fear and avoids bad government
Kansas City Star – Nov. 21, 2017

Tyranny of the minority
New York Times – Sept. 25, 2017

Monopoly Politics: Only 5% of House seats up for grabs in 2018
Independent Voter Network – Oct. 25, 2017

How to make Congress bipartisan again
New York Times – July 7, 2017

Democrats must become America's anti-gerrymandering party
The Nation – July 6, 2017

Let's change how we elect the House of Representatives
Washington Post – June 27, 2017

 

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