Pages tagged "Districts and representation"


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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Is a ‘pink wave’ on the horizon?

Posted on What's New Megan Griffin-shelley on October 15, 2018
Is a ‘pink wave’ on the horizon?

Despite record numbers of women candidates in 2018, it's unlikely the "pink wave" will dramatically increase women's representation in the U.S. House

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Creative use of ranked choice voting bolsters Michigan’s Proposal 2

Posted on What's New Drew Penrose on October 09, 2018
Creative use of ranked choice voting bolsters Michigan’s Proposal 2

Amid surge of redistricting reforms sweeping state ballots, Michigan's proposal features several unique features

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Race for the House: How our projections compare

Posted on What's New Erica Frazier on September 19, 2018
Race for the House: How our projections compare

FairVote's Monopoly Politics projections versus models from The Economist, Politico, Cook Political Report and more.

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Who gets to draw the lines? Redistricting control at stake in 2018 elections

Posted on What's New Nancy Lavin on September 05, 2018
Who gets to draw the lines? Redistricting control at stake in 2018 elections

The post-Census redistricting means winners in November decide the next decade of elections outcomes.

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Daley: Gerrymandering is weaponized. The Fair Representation Act can defuse it

Posted on What's New Rich Robinson on August 29, 2018
Daley: Gerrymandering is weaponized. The Fair Representation Act can defuse it

Politicians shouldn't be allowed to select their voters. Congress can make elections fair for everyone.

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For the first time, a court adopts fair representation to remedy a Calif. Voting Rights Act lawsuit

Posted on What's New David O'brien on August 27, 2018
For the first time, a court adopts fair representation to remedy a Calif. Voting Rights Act lawsuit

The case could have important implications for the CVRA and its ability to protect voting rights generally.

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Santa Cruz charter commission marks first step toward electoral reform

Posted on Quick News Nancy Lavin on August 17, 2018
Santa Cruz charter commission marks first step toward electoral reform

Switching to ranked choice voting is under consideration.

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The Economist backs ranked choice voting to reduce partisanship

Posted on Quick News Rich Robinson on July 16, 2018
The Economist backs ranked choice voting to reduce partisanship

Second thoughts about first-past-the-post outcomes have the editors thinking about reforming America's electoral process.

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