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Six Democratic holdouts on impeachment show the power of partisanship

Posted on Quick News Drew Penrose on October 28, 2019
Six Democratic holdouts on impeachment show the power of partisanship

When it comes to elections to the House of Representatives, partisanship dominates. The fact that there are only six Democratic holdouts on impeachment prove that point. The Fair Representation Act, an antidote to this type of system, would lessen partisanship's chokehold on our government.

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Ranked choice voting gains momentum with 13 congressional sponsors on RCV Act

Posted on Quick News Drew Penrose on October 09, 2019
Ranked choice voting gains momentum with 13 congressional sponsors on RCV Act

On October 8, 2019, Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA-13) added her name to the list of Representatives co-sponsoring the Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) Act, bringing the total number of cosponsors to 13 house members.

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FairVote goes to court to defend presidential debates

Posted on Quick News Drew Penrose on October 03, 2019
FairVote goes to court to defend presidential debates

In April of 2016, FairVote joined a federal lawsuit arguing that the Federal Election Commission has a responsibility to intervene and stop partisan manipulation of the presidential debates.

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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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