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Ranked Choice Voting Unites Parties Across the Political Spectrum

Posted on Quick News Adam Ginsburg on February 27, 2020
Ranked Choice Voting Unites Parties Across the Political Spectrum

Need more proof that ranked choice voting (RCV) transcends political ideology, benefiting voters across the political spectrum? How about this: the United Kingdom’s largest left-wing party is electing its leader via RCV and, at the same time, Canada’s largest right-wing party is doing the same. And they’re doing it entirely by their own choice, based on party rules.

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Vox: Ranked Choice Voting a “Winner” of Nevada Caucuses

Posted on Quick News Adam Ginsburg on February 24, 2020
Vox: Ranked Choice Voting a “Winner” of Nevada Caucuses

For the first time, the Nevada caucuses implemented ranked choice voting (RCV) in its successful early voting process—prompting Vox to label RCV a “winner” of the caucuses.

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RCV in Nevada Democratic caucus early voting contributes to high turnout

Posted on Quick News Adam Ginsburg on February 21, 2020
RCV in Nevada Democratic caucus early voting contributes to high turnout

With over 70,000 early votes cast, the 2020 Nevada caucus looks set to dwarf 2016 (84,000 participants) and even 2008 (118,000 participants) in size—a major win for democracy. This is, in part, because of the use of RCV in early voting.

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Rank Your TOP choices for Best Picture

Posted on What's New Adam Ginsburg on January 18, 2020
Rank Your TOP choices for Best Picture

On Monday, January 13, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released its nominees for its 92nd Academy awards. Now, we’re allowing YOU to rank your favorite choices for Best Picture!

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New Hampshire primary voters get a taste of RCV

Posted on Quick News Adam Ginsburg on January 13, 2020
New Hampshire primary voters get a taste of RCV

While RCV will not be used in the actual New Hampshire primary, many voters in the state will still get a taste of the method. Here's why:

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, at New Hampshire town hall, endorses ranked choice voting

Posted on Quick News Adam Ginsburg on January 10, 2020
Sen. Bernie Sanders, at New Hampshire town hall, endorses ranked choice voting

Ranked choice voting rang in the new year with a prominent endorsement: that of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. Sanders, at a December 28 Concord, NH town hall sponsored by Equal Citizens and Open Democracy Action, indicated his support for the method, saying ranked choice voting (RCV) “is something I support.”

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Ready to rank! RCV takes major strides in MA; activists collect more signatures than any other ballot question

Posted on What's New Adam Ginsburg on January 08, 2020
Ready to rank! RCV takes major strides in MA; activists collect more signatures than any other ballot question

While holiday weather outside may have been frightful, the fire certainly wasn’t the only thing delightful. Ranked choice voting continues to heat up Massachusetts, which has taken major strides in recent days toward joining Maine as the second state to adopt RCV statewide.

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Prominent New York Times Columnist Endorses Ranked Choice Voting

Posted on Quick News Adam Ginsburg on January 02, 2020
Prominent New York Times Columnist Endorses Ranked Choice Voting

Prominent New York Times columnist David Leonhardt provided a resounding endorsement of ranked choice voting in a recent column. Read about it here:

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Increasingly Testy Democratic Primary Provides Case for Ranked Choice Voting

Posted on What's New Adam Ginsburg on December 17, 2019
Increasingly Testy Democratic Primary Provides Case for Ranked Choice Voting

It feels like winter in Iowa and New Hampshire, which means the nation’s first presidential contests are fast approaching. And as the temperatures turn frosty, so too has the race for the Democratic nomination.

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Poll Takeaway: RCV more directly represents voters’ will

Posted on Quick News Adam Ginsburg on December 15, 2019
Poll Takeaway: RCV more directly represents voters’ will

According to our recent poll of South Carolina Democrats, under the current system--where votes are not ranked and voters can only choose a single candidate--Joe Biden would have received all of South Carolina’s delegates, despite receiving significantly less than a majority of first-choice support. A RCV system would better represent the preferences of the electorate. Heres' why.

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