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Brexit, Plurality Rules, and the United Kingdom’s Broken Democracy

Posted on Quick News Rob Richie on November 12, 2019
Brexit, Plurality Rules, and the United Kingdom’s Broken Democracy

Rarely has a policy debate so divided and paralyzed a nation as the issue of “Brexit” in the United Kingdom. In a 2016 national referendum, British voters narrowly approved leaving the European Union. The aftermath and turmoil ever since provides a case study in how such divisions are poorly handled by a plurality, single-choice voting system.

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Support for Ranked Choice Voting grows rapidly in Golden State

Posted on What's New Rob Richie, Adam Ginsburg on October 16, 2019
Support for Ranked Choice Voting grows rapidly in Golden State

Despite a setback this week, Caflifornia reformers have every reason to be optimistic about expanding RCV. A remarkable coalition effort involving major civil rights groups and thousands of grassroots activists came together to urge California Governor Gavin Newsom to allow general law cities and counties to join charter cities and counties in being able to adopt RCV.

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When candidates drop out of the presidential race, where do their backers go?

Posted on Quick News Rob Richie, Adam Ginsburg on August 23, 2019
When candidates drop out of the presidential race, where do their backers go?

Washington Governor Jay Inslee, former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, and Massachusetts Congressman Seth Moulton have all dropped out of the presidential race. Where do their backers go? And what does ranked choice voting have to do with it?

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H.R. 1 advances ranked choice voting

Posted on Quick News Rob Richie on February 28, 2019
H.R. 1 advances ranked choice voting

H.R. 1's sweeping electoral reform package now includes funding for ranked choice voting-compatible voting machines

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A better way to report ranked choice voting elections in California cities

Posted on Quick News Rob Richie, Pedro Hernandez on November 13, 2018
A better way to report ranked choice voting elections in California cities

Alameda County stops the ranked choice tally once someone reaches 50%, so we finished out the count to get a clearer picture of Bay Area winners

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Ranked choice voting may affect partisan outcomes, but it always helps voters

Posted on What's New Rob Richie on November 09, 2018
Ranked choice voting may affect partisan outcomes, but it always helps voters

RCV and upholding majority rule is not a Republican or Democratic plot.

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Let’s make elections about the issues, not “spoiler” hacks

Posted on What's New Rob Richie on November 05, 2018
Let’s make elections about the issues, not “spoiler” hacks

Spoiler threats show how our political system is broken. But a remedy exists and it's called ranked choice voting.

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Ranked choice voting’s midterm report

Posted on What's New Rob Richie on July 11, 2018
Ranked choice voting’s midterm report

In the first half of 2018, nearly half a million voters ranked their choices in elections for the most important offices in their communities.

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June 26 primary watch: Rules matter

Posted on Quick News Rob Richie on June 25, 2018
June 26 primary watch: Rules matter

The June 26 primaries feature a wide array of rules in states that can have big implications for electoral outcomes and voter turnout.

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Maine’s largest paper: RCV worked... so Mainers voted yes

Posted on Quick News Rob Richie on June 14, 2018
Maine’s largest paper: RCV worked... so Mainers voted yes

The Portland Press Herald confirms, ranked choice voting works.

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