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A Push for Open General Elections in Nevada: Top Three with IRV

Posted on What's New Drew Penrose on August 12, 2014

A nascent movement for inclusive electoral reform has been steadily growing in Nevada, and it deserves more attention and support.

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Details Matter: The Oregon Top Two Twist

Posted on What's New Rob Richie, Drew Penrose on August 11, 2014

This year, another Top Two elections proposal will appear on the Oregon ballot, but this time with an unusual detail that may have a big impact.

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Fair Voting in California - Will Santa Barbara Join Santa Clarita?

Posted on What's New Drew Penrose on August 08, 2014

In July, the city of Santa Barbara became the most recent in a string of California cities being sued under the California Voting Rights Act for diluting the votes of their Latino population. By electing candidates at-large with fair voting, Santa Barbara could remedy any alleged vote dilution in a race neutral way, avoid the pitfalls of redistricting, and encourage the equitable election of women.

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The Case for Ranked Voting in the Republican Presidential Nomination Contest

Posted on What's New Drew Penrose on June 20, 2014

The use of ranked choice voting to elect the Republican Presidential nominee would ensure that the ultimate winner has the broadest base of support and the best chance of winning in November.

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Fix the Top Two Primary: Admirable Goals Don’t Justify Indefensible Outcomes

Posted on What's New Anthony Ramicone, Drew Penrose on June 11, 2014

California on June 3rd held its primary elections, which are conducted using a "top two" format. In this analysis, we assess the impact of top two and provide a solution for a way forward.

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Fixing Top Two with Open General Elections: the Colorado Innovation

Posted on What's New Drew Penrose on May 27, 2014

Opening primary elections to include all voters should not mean closing general elections when most people vote, as it has in California and Washington and may soon in Oregon. Fortunately, an alternative proposal in Colorado is gaining momentum.

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Proven Innovations to Uphold Voting Rights for Overseas Voters

Posted on What's New Drew Penrose on May 20, 2014

FairVote has just submitted written testimony to the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration arguing for a fairer approach to accommodating the needs of deployed military and overseas voters.

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Open General Elections Deserve Support in Colorado

Posted on What's New Drew Penrose on May 06, 2014

On Tuesday, April 29th, a group of Colorado activists called The Coalition for a New Colorado Election System held a press conference to announce that it has begun collecting signatures for a new approach to election reform. This approach will both open the primaries to independent voters while simultaneously opening the general election to real electoral competition.

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FairVote and Elderhostel

Posted on What's New Drew Penrose on April 30, 2014

This past Tuesday, FairVote had the opportunity to present on FairVote’s key reforms to a group of Elderhostelers (now called “Road Scholars”), on winner-take-all, polarization, partisan bias, and the fair voting solution.

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A Response to Deceptive Claims About Draft Academic Paper on Ranked Choice Voting and Turnout

Posted on What's New Drew Penrose on April 17, 2014

Why one anti-ranked choice voting agitator's mischaracterization of a withdrawn draft paper purporting to show that RCV leads to declining turnout should not be taken seriously.

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