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The moment for ranked choice voting in Ann Arbor

Posted on What's New Ben Ratner on September 10, 2018
The moment for ranked choice voting in Ann Arbor

A group of Univ. of Michigan students challenged establishment politics and won, until they didn't.

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Turnout drops for major contests in Georgia’s runoffs

Posted on Quick News Ben Ratner on July 25, 2018
Turnout drops for major contests in Georgia’s runoffs

Tens of thousands of fewer voters cast a ballot than in the primary.

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Georgia’s deeply flawed runoffs raise interest in ranked choice voting

Posted on What's New Ben Ratner on July 23, 2018
Georgia’s deeply flawed runoffs raise interest in ranked choice voting

After months of waiting, Georgia voters will return to the polls tomorrow for a number of primary runoff elections. In these races—for Republicans, governor and lieutenant governor and for Democrats, the 6th and 7th Congressional Districts—no candidate received a first round majority.

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Turnout plummets in yet another primary runoff

Posted on What's New Ben Ratner on July 19, 2018
Turnout plummets in yet another primary runoff

In early June, more than 93,000 people cast their ballots in the GOP primary for Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District. For voters in 40 of the 50 states, that’s the end of the line: the candidate with the most votes advances to the general election, even if opposed by most of the voters.

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Meet the Team: Ben Ratner

Posted on What's New Ben Ratner on June 22, 2018
Meet the Team: Ben Ratner

We must work to change a system that actively undermines self-governance and yet brands itself a “democracy.”

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