Op-eds and Editorials

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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