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Federal primary runoffs face low turnout; RCV is potential solution

Posted on What's New Adam Ginsburg on October 18, 2019
Federal primary runoffs face low turnout; RCV is potential solution

FairVote has conducted an analysis of all federal primary elections since 1994 and determined that they face decreased turnout, especially for people of color. Ranked choice voting is a potential solution.

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Support for Ranked Choice Voting grows rapidly in Golden State

Posted on What's New Rob Richie, Adam Ginsburg on October 16, 2019
Support for Ranked Choice Voting grows rapidly in Golden State

Despite a setback this week, Caflifornia reformers have every reason to be optimistic about expanding RCV. A remarkable coalition effort involving major civil rights groups and thousands of grassroots activists came together to urge California Governor Gavin Newsom to allow general law cities and counties to join charter cities and counties in being able to adopt RCV.

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It’s official. DNC approves plans of two states to use ranked choice voting in candidate selection process

Posted on What's New Adam Ginsburg on October 11, 2019
It’s official. DNC approves plans of two states to use ranked choice voting in candidate selection process

On October 11, the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee unanimously approved proposals by state Democratic parties in Hawaii and Kansas to allow voters to cast ranked choice voting (RCV) ballots in their party-run presidential primaries. Learn more here.

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Why America needs the RCV Act

Posted on What's New Adam Ginsburg on September 25, 2019
Why America needs the RCV Act

12 US House members recently introduced the RCV Act, which would adopt RCV in all congressional elections by 2022. By ensuring majority support, eliminating vote-splitting, eradicating costly run-offs, incentivizing diverse 3rd-party perspectives, and encouraging positive campaigns, the RCV Act would make our system work better.

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NYC Activists Launch Pro-RCV Campaign

Posted on Quick News Adam Ginsburg on September 20, 2019
NYC Activists Launch Pro-RCV Campaign

Rank the Vote NYC, a broad coalition of activists fighting for better governance, kicked off its campaign Thursday to urge New Yorkers to vote for ranked choice voting in the city.

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New poll simulates ranked choice voting in presidential contest

Posted on What's New Adam Ginsburg on September 12, 2019
New poll simulates ranked choice voting in presidential contest

Wondering what Democratic primary would look like with ranked choice voting? A new FairVote poll has you covered.

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Ranked choice voting coming to Maine’s presidential general election, future primaries

Posted on Quick News Adam Ginsburg on September 06, 2019
Ranked choice voting coming to Maine’s presidential general election, future primaries

On September 6, Maine Governor Janet Mills allowed legislation to go into effect that cements Maine as the first state to use ranked choice voting (RCV) in the 2020 presidential general election.

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Ranked Choice Voting clears key hurdle in Massachusetts

Posted on Quick News Adam Ginsburg on September 06, 2019
Ranked Choice Voting clears key hurdle in Massachusetts

On Wednesday, Massachusetts moved one step closer to statewide ranked choice voting (RCV), as state Attorney General Maura Healey determined that an RCV ballot proposal passes constitutional muster.

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As Lowell, MA narrows down voting methods, ranked choice voting emerges as potential option

Posted on Quick News Adam Ginsburg on August 28, 2019
As Lowell, MA narrows down voting methods, ranked choice voting emerges as potential option

On Tuesday, the Lowell, MA City Council winnowed its potential voting methods from seven to two. Read about how ranked choice voting comes into play.

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When candidates drop out of the presidential race, where do their backers go?

Posted on Quick News Rob Richie, Adam Ginsburg on August 23, 2019
When candidates drop out of the presidential race, where do their backers go?

Washington Governor Jay Inslee, former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, and Massachusetts Congressman Seth Moulton have all dropped out of the presidential race. Where do their backers go? And what does ranked choice voting have to do with it?

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