Pages tagged "Author David Daley"


Reforming the Recall: Better Elections Lead to Better Outcomes

Posted on What's New Rob Richie, David Daley on July 09, 2021
Reforming the Recall: Better Elections Lead to Better Outcomes

The signatures are confirmed, and Gov. Gavin Newsom faces a recall vote this fall. Now all that remains is the months-long campaign process and spending tens of millions of taxpayer dollars. California recall elections are needlessly complicated, and risk replacing an elected official with someone even less popular.

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RCV and the polls

Posted on What's New David Daley on June 22, 2021
RCV and the polls

The polls from the Democratic side of New York City mayoral’s race feel like an old Abbott and Costello routine. Who’s on first?

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Democracy was on the ballot in 2018 -- and democracy won big

Posted on What's New David Daley on November 08, 2018
Democracy was on the ballot in 2018 -- and democracy won big

Voters weighed reining in gerrymandering, restoring voting rights and affirming ranked choice voting.

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Voting shouldn't cause dysfunction — but Americans can change the system

Posted on What's New David Daley on May 24, 2018
Voting shouldn't cause dysfunction — but Americans can change the system

There’s a better way to elect candidates – one that ensures the winner of an election has wide, majority support: Ranked choice voting.

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SCOTUS oral arguments suggest justices’ uncertainty on partisan gerrymandering remedy

Posted on What's New David Daley on March 29, 2018
SCOTUS oral arguments suggest justices’ uncertainty on partisan gerrymandering remedy

David Daley, Senior Fellow for FairVote, attended Maryland Supreme Court Case, Benisek v Lamone. It's the second gerrymandering case before the court this term.

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Without ranked voting, Pennsylvania's slim margins hide voters' preferences

Posted on What's New David Daley on March 19, 2018
Without ranked voting, Pennsylvania's slim margins hide voters' preferences

Single-district, winner-takes-all elections skew the very nature of representation itself. Our elections should be genuine contests of ideas aimed at building a majority consensus around the candidate who best fits the most people.

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Santa Fe's 1st RCV election: clear outcomes, effective new ballot use

Posted on What's New David Daley on March 08, 2018
Santa Fe's 1st RCV election: clear outcomes, effective new ballot use

New Mexico's first city to use ranked choice voting saw a civil campaign and voters responded at the polls.

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Redistricting valentines – and bitter “love letters” fly as politicians battle over new Pennsylvania maps

Posted on What's New David Daley on February 14, 2018
Redistricting valentines – and bitter “love letters” fly as politicians battle over new Pennsylvania maps

Here's what to be looking for -- and reading-- today on the redistricting front

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Pennsylvania’s redistricting Super Bowl: Philadelphia celebrates one big win, but another – for democracy – may be on horizon

Posted on What's New David Daley on February 05, 2018
Pennsylvania’s redistricting Super Bowl: Philadelphia celebrates one big win, but another – for democracy – may be on horizon

Here's what to be looking for - and reading- today on the redistricting front

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What’s happening with the Chief Justice? Gerrymandering is probably still gobbledygook – but the NYT sees a subtle Roberts transformation

Posted on What's New David Daley on February 02, 2018
What’s happening with the Chief Justice? Gerrymandering is probably still gobbledygook – but the NYT sees a subtle Roberts transformation

Here’s what to be looking for – and reading – today on the redistricting front

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