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Republican Officials make strides with Ranked Choice Voting in 2020

Posted on What's New Matthew Oberstaedt on July 22, 2020
Republican Officials make strides with Ranked Choice Voting in 2020

This year, both major parties have found ranked choice voting (RCV) an important tool for improving their party elections and primary elections. Although much of the attention to this has focused on the Democrats’ use of RCV in presidential primaries across five states, Republicans have also successfully used RCV in a number of cases, recognizing RCV as a proven system that can save voters time and make elections fairer for everyone involved.

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Alabama primary runoffs have hefty price tag, low turnout

Posted on Quick News Matthew Oberstaedt on July 17, 2020
Alabama primary runoffs have hefty price tag, low turnout

On Tuesday, Alabama Republicans went to the polls in a primary runoff to determine their nominee for U.S. Senator, after no candidate received a majority in the initial March primary.

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Burlington could hold Ranked Choice Voting referendum this November

Posted on Quick News Matthew Oberstaedt on July 16, 2020
Burlington could hold Ranked Choice Voting referendum this November

On Monday, the City Council of Burlington, Vermont voted to put a referendum on the November ballot about whether to adopt #RankedChoiceVoting in local elections.

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Utah legislators seek to expand Ranked Choice Voting

Posted on Quick News Matthew Oberstaedt on July 07, 2020
Utah legislators seek to expand Ranked Choice Voting

Two Republican legislators in Utah plan to introduce a bill that would implement #RankedChoiceVoting in all of the state’s publicly-funded primaries.

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Virginia Republicans Used Ranked Choice Voting at Local Conventions

Posted on What's New Matthew Oberstaedt on June 26, 2020
Virginia Republicans Used Ranked Choice Voting at Local Conventions

Virginia Republicans (@VA_GOP) used #RankedChoiceVoting (RCV) as a way to choose stronger nominees at their local conventions.

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Oscars Take Major Steps Towards Fair Representation

Posted on What's New Matthew Oberstaedt on June 18, 2020
Oscars Take Major Steps Towards Fair Representation

After 9 years of using a different ranked choice system, the Board of Governors of the Oscars Academy just updated the RCV system they use to choose the Oscar nominees for Best Picture to a Multi-Winner RCV model, known abroad as Single Transferable Vote.

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Alaskans Could Adopt Top Four Ranked Choice Voting this November

Posted on Quick News Matthew Oberstaedt on June 10, 2020
Alaskans Could Adopt Top Four Ranked Choice Voting this November

Alaskans have the opportunity to vote on a ballot initiative this November that would make sweeping changes to the state’s elections, including adopting a top four Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) system.

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Ranked choice voting wins tournament to pick most important democracy reform

Posted on Quick News Matthew Oberstaedt on June 09, 2020
Ranked choice voting wins tournament to pick most important democracy reform

Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) won the Fulcrum’s Democracy Madness finals. The Fulcrum’s March Madness style tournament called Democracy Madness asked its readers to evaluate 64 proposed democracy reforms and whittle the list down in a series of one-on-one match ups.

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