Emily Risch, acting communications director
How to describe ranked choice voting
RCV is an easy and effective reform that gives voters the power to rank their candidates in order of preference. It mimics an instant runoff. If a candidate earns a majority of first choices, they win, just like any other election. If not, the candidate with the fewest votes is eliminated and his or her voter’s ballots are counted for their second choice. This process continues until a candidate wins a majority of votes.
How to describe FairVote
FairVote is a national non-partisan, nonprofit organization focused on electoral reforms, including ranked choice voting.
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Influential supporters/Media coverage:
David Brooks, New York Times columnist
Lee Drutman, New America senior fellow
Peter Fromouth, former State Department official
Matthew Yglesias, Vox
Eric Zorn, Chicago Tribune columnist
Interview an expert:
Dave Daley, FairVote senior fellow, author of "Ratf**ked: The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America's Democracy"
Topics of expertise: Redistricting reform, gerrymandering
Drew Penrose, Law and Policy director:
Topics of expertise: Fair Representation Act, ranked choice voting, presidential elections, National Popular Vote, open vs. closed primaries
David O’Brien, staff attorney:
Topics of expertise: Recounts, redistricting and gerrymandering, voting rights, legislation
Pedro Hernandez, senior policy coordinator:
Topics of expertise: Voting rights, RCV in California
Erica Frazier, research manager:
Topics of expertise: RCV election data
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