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New Report: In NYC, Ranked Choice Voting Gave Voters More Options & Voters Understood the System

Posted on Quick News Will Mantell on July 29, 2022
New Report: In NYC, Ranked Choice Voting Gave Voters More Options & Voters Understood the System

Earlier this month, the City University of New York’s Center for Urban Research released a report examining the first use of ranked choice voting (RCV) in the June 2021 primary elections in New York City. The report was commissioned by our great partners at Common Cause New York, as well as the Unite America Institute.

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NYT, NPR affiliates highlight Fair Representation Act as the solution to “Gerrymander USA”

Posted on Quick News Will Mantell on July 15, 2022
NYT, NPR affiliates highlight Fair Representation Act as the solution to “Gerrymander USA”

Over the last several days, we’ve seen a steady drumbeat in major national and local press about the continued blight of gerrymandering – how we got here and what it means for our democracy – and why The Fair Representation Act is the national solution we need.

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New Survey: 61% Favor Ranked Choice Voting in Federal Elections

Posted on Quick News Will Mantell on April 26, 2022
New Survey: 61% Favor Ranked Choice Voting in Federal Elections

On April 20, the University of Maryland’s Program for Public Consultation released an in-depth survey finding that 61% of Americans favor using ranked choice voting in federal elections.

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Maine, Utah, and California are doubling down on ranked choice voting

Posted on Quick News Will Mantell on April 14, 2022
Maine, Utah, and California are doubling down on ranked choice voting

Ruby-red Utah, purple Maine, and blue California are the states with the most widespread current use of RCV -- in 23 cities in Utah, and in all federal elections and state-level primaries Maine, and for nearly two decades in major California cities like San Francisco & Oakland. Additionally, at least two more California cities will implement RCV in 2022.

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Voting rights at the Supreme Court hearing

Posted on Quick News Will Mantell on March 21, 2022
Voting rights at the Supreme Court hearing

With Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearing starting today, it’s critical to consider questions about voting rights and democracy that might come before a Justice Jackson.

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Plurality Voting Causes Problems in South Korea

Posted on Quick News Will Mantell on March 11, 2022
Plurality Voting Causes Problems in South Korea

This week, votes for progressive candidate Sim Sang-jung may have swung the results in the closest-ever South Korean presidential election. Conservative Yoon Suk-yeol won the race with 48.56% of votes, with progressive Lee Jae-myung taking 47.83%. Sim earned 2.37% – or nearly three times more than the final margin between Yoon and Lee.

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FairVote on Ranked Choice Voting in Tennessee

Posted on What's New Will Mantell on February 28, 2022
FairVote on Ranked Choice Voting in Tennessee

FairVote shared the following statements on Tennessee’s misguided decision limiting local rule and prohibiting cities like Memphis from trying ranked choice voting in their municipal elections.

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RCV in Alaska celebrated in NY Times, Washington Post

Posted on Quick News Will Mantell on February 17, 2022
RCV in Alaska celebrated in NY Times, Washington Post

This week, the New York Times and Washington Post published op-eds celebrating Alaska’s new ranked choice voting election system, which will be used for the first time this year.

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Another Exciting Year Ahead: RCV in 2022

Posted on What's New Will Mantell on January 26, 2022
Another Exciting Year Ahead: RCV in 2022

In 2021, ranked choice voting (RCV) had its biggest year ever: Used in a record 33 cities, including 23 municipalities for the first time.

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Ranked Choice Voting in the Press

Posted on What's New Will Mantell on December 29, 2021
Ranked Choice Voting in the Press

As ranked choice voting’s biggest year yet comes to an end, it’s a great time to take a closer look at RCV and FairVote’s recent media coverage. Is this reform breaking through in the media, as it is at the ballot box?

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