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State Parties Expand Support for RCV in 2020 Across Geographic and Partisan Lines

Posted on What's New Author Benjamin Oestericher on January 12, 2021
State Parties Expand Support for RCV in 2020 Across Geographic and Partisan Lines

2020 was a watershed year for the #RankedChoiceVoting movement. Legislation favorable to RCV passed in VA and UT, RCV was approved in 7 out of 8 ballot measures, and RCV was used successfully for the first time in 5 Democratic presidential primaries.

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Washington Post Article Summarizes FairVote’s Findings in New Monopoly Politics Report

Posted on Quick News Author Benjamin Oestericher on December 21, 2020
Washington Post Article Summarizes FairVote’s Findings in New Monopoly Politics Report

On Thursday, FairVote released its biennial Monopoly Politics report, which tracks the political landscape by predicting the results of congressional elections solely based on prior voting patterns.

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No Matter The Candidate Who Wins, Americans Lose With Winner-Take-All

Posted on What's New Author Benjamin Oestericher on December 10, 2020
No Matter The Candidate Who Wins, Americans Lose With Winner-Take-All

Based on FairVote research, this is a state-by-state breakdown of all campaign events by the major-party presidential and vice presidential nominees from the end of both party conventions through Election Day. 

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To Reflect all of its People, America Must Become A Proportional Democracy

Posted on What's New Author Benjamin Oestericher on December 04, 2020
To Reflect all of its People, America Must Become A Proportional Democracy

For centuries, the promise of American democracy has been denied to communities of color.

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The RCV Movement Grows on College Campuses Nationwide

Posted on What's New Author Benjamin Oestericher on November 16, 2020
The RCV Movement Grows on College Campuses Nationwide

While many cities and states around the country have been debating and voting on reforming their elections with ranked choice voting, a different type of RCV movement has quietly been growing in popularity all across the United States.

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America’s Winner-Take-All System Gives Attention to the Few at the Expense of the Many

Posted on What's New Author Benjamin Oestericher on October 14, 2020
America’s Winner-Take-All System Gives Attention to the Few at the Expense of the Many

FairVote’s Presidential Candidate Events Tracker has found that almost three-quarters of all 2020 campaign events took place in just six swing states, while 37 states have received no campaign attention at all.

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Colby College Joins a Growing List of Student Governments using Ranked Choice Voting

Posted on What's New Author Benjamin Oestericher on October 07, 2020
Colby College Joins a Growing List of Student Governments using Ranked Choice Voting

With its recent electoral reforms, Colby University (ME) joins a growing list of more than 80 American colleges and universities that have turned to ranked choice voting to improve representation in campus elections.

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