Pages tagged "Author Ben Lempert"


Gerrymandering Antidote: the Fair Representation Act

Posted on What's New Drew Penrose, Ben Lempert on June 28, 2019
Gerrymandering Antidote: the Fair Representation Act

The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that federal courts have no constitutional role to play in preventing partisan gerrymandering. However, the legislative branch can, in fact, act to mitigate the nefarious effects of gerrymandering. It should do that by passing the Fair Representation Act, which would institute a different election system: the single-transferable vote form of ranked choice voting.

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Meet the Team: Ben Lempert

Posted on What's New Ben Lempert on June 21, 2019
Meet the Team: Ben Lempert

"I came to work at FairVote because I think ranked choice voting (RCV) offers a way out. RCV creates more proportional representation, has a history of giving minorities more access to political office, and lets voters elect individual representatives rather than a party slate."

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Eastpointe, Michigan to become first in state to implement ranked choice voting

Posted on Quick News Ben Lempert on June 06, 2019
 Eastpointe, Michigan to become first in state to implement ranked choice voting

In response to a Voting Rights Act lawsuit, Eastpointe has agreed to adopt ranked choice voting to give its African-American population better representation

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