Posted on March 17, 2020
Just like you, we’re all reeling here at FairVote in reaction to the slew of daily challenges coming with the coronavirus. We’ve shifted to working remotely and trying our best to substitute online hangouts for in-person collaboration.
Posted on January 22, 2020
This week the New York Times endorsed two candidates for the Democratic nomination for president: Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar. The decision to endorse two candidates with different bases of support has drawn a number of critics.
But setting aside whether Warren and Klobuchar were the best candidates to support, the Times editorial board’s decision reflects an important insight: the primary season is designed to allow parties to build consensus around a nominee chosen out of a large field.
Posted on November 12, 2019
Rarely has a policy debate so divided and paralyzed a nation as the issue of “Brexit” in the United Kingdom. In a 2016 national referendum, British voters narrowly approved leaving the European Union. The aftermath and turmoil ever since provides a case study in how such divisions are poorly handled by a plurality, single-choice voting system.