Pages tagged "Author Rachel Rappaport"


How the Fair Representation Act Can Solve the “Primary Problem”

Posted on What's New Rachel Rappaport on May 03, 2022
How the Fair Representation Act Can Solve the “Primary Problem”

Between partisan gerrymandering and geographical sorting, more and more congressional districts are safely red or blue. This means that in a red district, whoever wins the Republican primary will win the general election with ease. The same can be said for the winner of the Democratic primary in a blue district.

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“Whig-ing” Out Over the History of Single-Member Plurality Voting

Posted on What's New Rachel Rappaport on April 26, 2022
“Whig-ing” Out Over the History of Single-Member Plurality Voting

It’s worth saying upfront:, nowhere does our Constitution outline specific processes for holding elections. The ‘Elections Clause’ leaves the decision to the states, while also giving Congress the power to intervene. A longer account reveals that single-member district plurality elections were not even how the founders necessarily envisioned elections. 

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