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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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Congressional election security bill includes key ranked choice voting provision

Posted on What's New Drew Penrose on June 26, 2019
Congressional election security bill includes key ranked choice voting provision

Ranked choice voting is garnering more allies in Congress. The Election Security Act retains a provision from H.R. 1 that helps advance the movement for ranked choice voting.

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Book Review: 'Rethinking U.S. Election Law' by Steve Mulroy

Posted on What's New Drew Penrose on February 19, 2019
Book Review: 'Rethinking U.S. Election Law' by Steve Mulroy

Steve Mulroy highlights a number of common-sense reforms to fix our flawed electoral systems, including multi-winner ranked choice voting for congressional races.

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Election reform remains a priority of new Congress as HR1 advances

Posted on Quick News Drew Penrose on February 07, 2019
Election reform remains a priority of new Congress as HR1 advances

Democracy remains top of the agenda for Congress, evidenced by progress for HR1 and Stacey Abrams' response to the State of the Union

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Times have changed. Congressional elections should reflect that.

Posted on What's New Drew Penrose on February 06, 2019
Times have changed. Congressional elections should reflect that.

The Fair Representation Act continues the history of updating elections to reflect modern times.

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Ranked choice voting reaffirmed in latest court challenge

Posted on What's New Drew Penrose on December 13, 2018
 Ranked choice voting reaffirmed in latest court challenge

U.S. District Court Judge Lance Walker's ruling is the latest in a long history of cases that reaffirm and strengthen the constitutionality of Ranked choice voting.

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Why 'try, try again' won’t work for Maine’s 2nd Congressional District race

Posted on Quick News Drew Penrose on November 28, 2018
Why 'try, try again' won’t work for Maine’s 2nd Congressional District race

Request for a new election in Maine's 2nd District race is unlikely to stand up in court.

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What is batch elimination and how did it affect Maine’s ranked choice voting races?

Posted on Quick News Drew Penrose on November 19, 2018
What is batch elimination and how did it affect Maine’s ranked choice voting races?

Maine used batch elimination to streamline the ranked choice voting tally, but it didn't change the results

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Even two years out, we know that 2020 will be another unfair and uncompetitive congressional election

Posted on What's New Drew Penrose on November 16, 2018
Even two years out, we know that 2020 will be another unfair and uncompetitive congressional election

Our Monopoly Politics projections for U.S. House seats in the 2020 election reveal a flawed system

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Judge: Ranked choice voting count must continue in Maine

Posted on Quick News Drew Penrose on November 15, 2018
Judge: Ranked choice voting count must continue in Maine

Judge denies request to stop ranked choice voting count in Maine's 2nd District race

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