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Minnesota GOP Convention Illustrates the Value of Ranked Choice Voting

Posted on What's New Jeremy Seitz-brown on May 20, 2022
Minnesota GOP Convention Illustrates the Value of Ranked Choice Voting

On Saturday, May 14, Minnesota gubernatorial candidate Dr. Scott Jensen won the endorsement of the state’s Republican Party in a multi-hour process that would have benefited from ranked choice voting (RCV).

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Elections in Northern Ireland and Scotland Show the Promise of Proportional Ranked Choice Voting

Posted on What's New Jeremy Seitz-brown on May 09, 2022
Elections in Northern Ireland and Scotland Show the Promise of Proportional Ranked Choice Voting

Nearly three million voters went to the polls Thursday in Northern Ireland’s Assembly elections and Scotland’s local elections. Both contests demonstrated the promise of the single transferable vote, known in the United States as proportional ranked choice voting (PRCV).

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Gubernatorial Plurality Wins Highlight the Need for RCV

Posted on What's New Jeremy Seitz-brown on April 29, 2022
Gubernatorial Plurality Wins Highlight the Need for RCV

Whenever a candidate takes office without support from a majority of voters, we are left wondering if things might have turned out differently if the race were narrowed to a contest between the two frontrunners. Unfortunately, from 1946 to 2021, 128 of the 1,092 gubernatorial elections nationwide - or 11.7 % - were won by candidates who won less than 50 percent of the vote.

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Malta Has Another High Turnout RCV Election

Posted on What's New Jeremy Seitz-brown on March 28, 2022
Malta Has Another High Turnout RCV Election

Malta used proportional ranked choice voting (known internationally as the single transferable vote) to elect its parliament on Saturday, March 26, 2022.

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What the Garden State Would Reap from Proportional Voting

Posted on What's New Jeremy Seitz-brown on March 22, 2022
What the Garden State Would Reap from Proportional Voting

Truck driver Edward Durr made headlines in November by defeating the Democratic leader of the New Jersey state senate after only spending $1,813 on his campaign. His only purchases? Flyers and donuts. This was an example of a broader trend in American elections generally and the New Jersey state elections specifically: partisanship is becoming one of the only factors that matters.

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The Constitutional Case for RCV in Alaska

Posted on Quick News Jeremy Seitz-brown on December 14, 2021
The Constitutional Case for RCV in Alaska

Alaska is on track to use ranked choice voting statewide for the first time in 2022, joining Maine as the first states to use the increasingly popular reform for their highest profile elections.

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Elizabeth Warren Endorses Ranked Choice Voting

Posted on Quick News Jeremy Seitz-brown on September 18, 2020
Elizabeth Warren Endorses Ranked Choice Voting

On Friday, Warren made clear that she had evaluated all the evidence and concluded ranked choice voting was worthy of a resounding endorsement. Voters will decide in this November’s election whether they will offer the same seal of approval.

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What FairVote’s Ranked Choice Voting Polls Say About the "Veepstakes"

Posted on What's New Jeremy Seitz-brown on July 02, 2020
What FairVote’s Ranked Choice Voting Polls Say About the

In multi-candidate fields, #RankedChoiceVoting polls are better able to capture candidates’ breadth of support and anticipate which candidates are best positioned to assemble a majority coalition.

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The Class of 2020 Led a Wave of Ranked Choice Voting Uses on College Campuses

Posted on What's New Jeremy Seitz-brown on June 08, 2020
The Class of 2020 Led a Wave of Ranked Choice Voting Uses on College Campuses

More than 75 colleges and universities use RCV in their campus elections, and at least 13 colleges passed or implemented RCV within the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Ranked Choice Voting Poll Anticipates Selection of Libertarian Presidential Nominee

Posted on Quick News Jeremy Seitz-brown on June 01, 2020
Ranked Choice Voting Poll Anticipates Selection of Libertarian Presidential Nominee

On May 23 the 353 delegates of the Libertarian Party participated in a #RankedChoiceVoting poll through OpaVote to select their party’s presidential nominee.

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