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Even with high turnout, Mississippi runoffs come at a cost

Posted on Quick News Chris Hughes on November 30, 2018
Even with high turnout, Mississippi runoffs come at a cost

While Mississippi's Senate runoff saw unusually high turnout, it still cost unnecessary time, resources and money

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Reinventing the runoff

Posted on What's New Chris Hughes on November 26, 2018
Reinventing the runoff

Upcoming runoffs in Mississippi, Georgia and Pueblo risk low turnout at a high cost. Ranked choice voting offers a better way to protect majority rule.

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Western Massachusetts voters show support for ranked choice voting

Posted on Quick News Chris Hughes on November 12, 2018
Western Massachusetts voters show support for ranked choice voting

An advisory ballot question on ranked choice voting won favor with 62 percent of voters in western Mass

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Ranked choice voting in US goes back more than a hundred years

Posted on Quick News Chris Hughes on July 02, 2018
Ranked choice voting in US goes back more than a hundred years

Maine's statewide use of RCV is historic, but not first.

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House Committee Votes to Eliminate Agency Tasked With Improving Elections

Posted on Quick News Chris Hughes on February 10, 2017
House Committee Votes to Eliminate Agency Tasked With Improving Elections

The House Committee on Administration voted this week to advance H.R. 634, the Election Assistance Commission Termination Act, to consideration by Congress. The bill proposes eliminating the Election Assistance Commission, an agency designed to safeguard and improve administration of elections in the United States.

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Georgia Avoids Low Turnout Senate Runoff

Posted on What's New Chris Hughes on November 08, 2016
Georgia Avoids Low Turnout Senate Runoff

News outlets are now calling Georgia’s Senate race for Republican incumbent Johnny Isakson, who will be elected to his third term as Georgia’s Senior Senator. Isakson has defeated both Democrat Jim Barksdale and Libertarian Allen Buckley. There was a time earlier in the campaign where the result was not so clear-cut, and Georgia may have had to conduct a statewide runoff election for Senator due to the majority vote requirement enshrined in their constitution for all public offices.

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David Grosso, RCV Supporter, Re-Elected to DC Council

Posted on What's New Chris Hughes on November 08, 2016
David Grosso, RCV Supporter, Re-Elected to DC Council

D.C. Council Member David Grosso, Independent, was re-elected to his At-Large D.C. Council seat today. Council Member Grosso is a big supporter of ranked choice voting in D.C., having introduced the “Instant Runoff Voting Amendment Act” in 2014 and 2015.

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FairVote Legal Staff Promote Fair Representation Voting in Law Review Issue Celebrating Voting Rights Act

Posted on What's New Chris Hughes on August 24, 2016
FairVote Legal Staff Promote Fair Representation Voting in Law Review Issue Celebrating Voting Rights Act

Last year was the 50th Anniversary of the March on Selma and the passage of the seminal Voting Rights Act of 1965, which changed the course of minority voting power in American politics, and just last week celebrated its 51st Anniversary. To honor that legacy, the Cumberland Law Review at the Stamford School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama dedicated an issue of its most recent volume to the history, impact, and future of the VRA, to which FairVote contributed an article about adopting ranked choice voting in multi-winner districts for Congress.

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Upcoming Supreme Court Case to Tackle Virginia Race-Based Redistricting Criteria

Posted on Quick News Chris Hughes on August 17, 2016
Upcoming Supreme Court Case to Tackle Virginia Race-Based Redistricting Criteria

Earlier this summer the Supreme Court agreed to review Bethune Hill v. Virginia State Board of Elections, a case challenging the use of race in the 2011 redistricting of Virginia’s 100-seat House of Delegates. Virginia claimed to be trying to comply with the Voting Rights Act, by insisting that certain districts had to have at least 55% black voting age population. However, as redistricting experts like Justin Levitt have pointed out, this approach is a bad caricature of what the Voting Rights Act requires

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Supreme Court Takes Up Two Gerrymandering Cases for October Term

Posted on Quick News Chris Hughes on June 28, 2016

The Supreme Court yesterday took up a case challenging North Carolina lawmakers' use of race while redrawing the state's congressional districts in 2011. The case, McCrory v. Harris, is an appeal by the state challenging a lower court finding that two districts were illegally packed with black voters. It joins another racial redistricting case already on the court's docket out of Virginia.

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