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A better way to elect France’s president

Posted on What's New Rob Richie on April 22, 2022
A better way to elect France’s president

The French presidential election is headed to a rematch runoff on April 24, with polls showing a thin margin between centrist President Emmanuel Macron and far-right challenger Marine Le Pen. A Le Pen win could mark a major turn – the first far-right president – for one of Europe’s largest democracies.

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Help Fund the Movement for Better Elections

Posted on What's New Rob Richie on November 29, 2021
Help Fund the Movement for Better Elections

Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday. In this week of family gatherings and expressions of gratitude, I wanted to express my thanks to all of you in our growing family of donors. Please consider a contribution to FairVote. Your donation will help pass election reforms that make our nation stronger and fairer for everyone.

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Election Day at FairVote

Posted on What's New Rob Richie on November 02, 2021
Election Day at FairVote

Today is Election Day in much of the country, including city elections, statewide ballot measures and gubernatorial and state legislative elections in Virginia and New Jersey. If you have an opportunity to vote, please consider doing so -- our representative democracy starts with all of us. It’s been a busy fall at FairVote - and an historic one for ranked choice voting. Here are highlights

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Ranked choice voting elections to watch in 2021

Ranked choice voting elections to watch in 2021

In the last few years, more and more cities have started to experiment with ranked choice voting in their municipal elections. This November, there will be a historic number of cities using RCV for their elections -- from mayor to city council to school board. In Utah alone this year, 23 cities chose to opt-in to an RCV pilot program.

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Reforming the Recall: Better Elections Lead to Better Outcomes

Posted on What's New Rob Richie, David Daley on July 09, 2021
Reforming the Recall: Better Elections Lead to Better Outcomes

The signatures are confirmed, and Gov. Gavin Newsom faces a recall vote this fall. Now all that remains is the months-long campaign process and spending tens of millions of taxpayer dollars. California recall elections are needlessly complicated, and risk replacing an elected official with someone even less popular.

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Healing our country

Posted on What's New Rob Richie on January 07, 2021

As the Polls Close Tonight, Listen to the “Spectator States”

Posted on Quick News Rob Richie on November 03, 2020
As the Polls Close Tonight, Listen to the “Spectator States”

Anyone following American politics closely knows that the national popular vote in presidential elections is always interesting, but never decisive. Who wins and loses the White House is all about the results in the Electoral College.

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Greater use of ranked choice voting backed by 5 Nobel Laureates, more

Posted on Quick News Rob Richie on November 03, 2020
Greater use of ranked choice voting backed by 5 Nobel Laureates, More

Ranked choice voting draws growing support as a sensible solution to problems with our elections, with backers including leading newspapers, elected leaders, democracy reform commissions, and organizations.

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Ranked Choice Voting In Use Across America

Posted on Quick News Rob Richie on October 07, 2020
Ranked Choice Voting In Use Across America

Not only could ranked choice voting pass in a historic seven ballot measures this November, but it will be used in important elections across the country. Voters will elect leader with RCV in one state, one county and seven cities.

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Will this latest Georgia runoff be the nail in the runoff coffin?

Posted on Quick News Rob Richie on October 05, 2020
Will this latest Georgia runoff be the nail in the runoff coffin?

Georgia voters have had their patience tested this year. Voters are being asked to vote repeatedly — and may face three more elections by January 5, 2021.

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