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Proposed Bill by Senator Rubio Would Take Pressure off a Strained Electoral System

Posted on Quick News Drew Penrose on August 20, 2020
Proposed Bill by Senator Rubio Would Take Pressure off a Strained Electoral System

The infrastructure we use to elect the President of the United States is a complex machine cobbled together by disparate actors, often under-resourced and under pressure; a strong enough force in the wrong place could cause it to collapse. We saw glimpses of that in the 2000 election and again in 2016. Yet as we enter an election already strained by a global pandemic, many of the structural weaknesses in our presidential election system remain unaddressed.

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Supreme Court Resolves Faithless Elector Dispute, Still Leaves Electoral College Problems On Table

Posted on What's New Drew Penrose, Author Charles Tracy on July 10, 2020
Supreme Court Resolves Faithless Elector Dispute, Still Leaves Electoral College Problems On Table

The Court’s unanimous decision allows states to decide how much independence to give electors.

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Alabama’s military and overseas voters participate in runoff elections because of ranked choice voting

Posted on What's New Drew Penrose on March 10, 2020
Alabama’s military and overseas voters participate in runoff elections because of ranked choice voting

In 2020, more voters will use ranked ballots in federal elections than ever before. Naturally, that includes Maine’s upcoming uses, and the four states holding their Democratic primary elections with RCV. But it also includes a state you might not realize includes ranked ballots in their elections: Alabama.

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“Ranked Choice” Poll Reveals Better Ways to Gauge Democratic Voter Preferences in Crowded Presidential Field

Posted on What's New Drew Penrose on February 28, 2020
“Ranked Choice” Poll Reveals Better Ways to Gauge Democratic Voter Preferences in Crowded Presidential Field

The Democratic primary season is heating up as we head into Super Tuesday. Conflicting narratives on the nature of the still-crowded field’s divided support and questions over which candidate would be strongest nominee in the general election dominate the conversation. Now, FairVote has commissioned a SurveyUSA poll to help shed light on these questions, with ranked choice voting (RCV) providing new insights.

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New FairVote report analyzes Maine’s experience with Ranked Choice Voting

Posted on What's New Drew Penrose on December 13, 2019
New FairVote report analyzes Maine’s experience with Ranked Choice Voting

New FairVote report analyzes Maine’s experience with  Ranked Choice Voting

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New FairVote Analysis of South Carolina Poll

Posted on What's New Drew Penrose, Erica Frazier on December 10, 2019
FairVote analysis of new South Carolina poll

On December 9, FairVote sponsored a YouGov ranked choice voting poll of 400 likely South Carolina Democratic primary voters

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2019 RCV Election Day Roundup

Posted on What's New Drew Penrose on November 21, 2019
2019 RCV Election Day Roundup

11 cities used ranked choice voting in November. We have the details about each of them.

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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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