Pages tagged "Districts and representation"


The future of fair maps: Kathay Feng of Common Cause talks gerrymandering and the Supreme Court

Posted on What's New Nancy Lavin on March 26, 2019
The future of fair maps: Kathay Feng of Common Cause talks gerrymandering and the Supreme Court

Kathay Feng of Common Cause explains the significance of Supreme Court hearings on partisan gerrymandering, and the impact on the future of fair maps.

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Celebrate International Women’s Day with electoral reform

Posted on What's New Emily Risch on March 08, 2019
Celebrate International Women’s Day with electoral reform

We should not just celebrate International Women's Day, but consider how to improve their representation in government using ranked choice voting.

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Times have changed. Congressional elections should reflect that.

Posted on What's New Drew Penrose on February 06, 2019
Times have changed. Congressional elections should reflect that.

The Fair Representation Act continues the history of updating elections to reflect modern times.

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A tale of two maps

Posted on Quick News Megan Griffin-shelley on November 29, 2018
A tale of two maps

The contrast between Pennsylvania and North Carolina congressional elections highlights the power of maps: fair or gerrymandered.

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Even two years out, we know that 2020 will be another unfair and uncompetitive congressional election

Posted on What's New Drew Penrose on November 16, 2018
Even two years out, we know that 2020 will be another unfair and uncompetitive congressional election

Our Monopoly Politics projections for U.S. House seats in the 2020 election reveal a flawed system

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You can still bank on Monopoly Politics projections

Posted on What's New Erica Frazier on November 13, 2018
You can still bank on Monopoly Politics projections

Despite a volatile political climate and several upsets in key races, our 2018 projections for the U.S. House were still 97.5 percent accurate.

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Key House races to watch, and their implications for American politics

Key House races to watch, and their implications for American politics

Overwhelmed by how to keep tabs on all 435 seats up for grabs in the House? Check out our full list of projections and suggestions for which races to watch.

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Plurality system of voting casts a dark shadow over candidates

Posted on What's New Erica Frazier on October 31, 2018
Plurality system of voting casts a dark shadow over candidates

Independent and third-party candidates could "spoil" up to 40 U.S. House races in the midterms. But the real spoiler is the system, not the candidate.

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Why partisanship determines election winners even without incumbents

Posted on What's New Erica Frazier on October 23, 2018
Why partisanship determines election winners even without incumbents

63 of the 435 U.S. House races have no incumbent. But what should be an open, more competitive election remains largely predetermined by partisan politics.

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Spoiler candidates can sway toss-up Senate races

Posted on What's New Ryan Joy on October 16, 2018
Spoiler candidates can sway toss-up Senate races

Third-party and independent candidates are often billed as election spoilers, including in several key 2018 Senate races. Ranked choice voting offers a better way.

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