Pages tagged "Districts and representation"


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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New York Times columnist David Brooks endorses ranked choice voting

Posted on What's New Fairvote Staff on June 01, 2018
New York Times columnist David Brooks endorses ranked choice voting

To save America, we should adopt ranked choice voting and The Fair Representation Act.

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How big do Democrats have to win to retake the House?

Posted on What's New Theodore Landsman on April 04, 2018
How big do Democrats have to win to retake the House?

Last week, Brennan Center released a report on gerrymandering in America and obstacles to Democrats retaking control of Congress in 2018, their findings correspond well with our Monopoly Politics Report.

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Without ranked voting, Pennsylvania's slim margins hide voters' preferences

Posted on What's New David Daley on March 19, 2018
Without ranked voting, Pennsylvania's slim margins hide voters' preferences

Single-district, winner-takes-all elections skew the very nature of representation itself. Our elections should be genuine contests of ideas aimed at building a majority consensus around the candidate who best fits the most people.

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Fair representation is much better for resolving PA gerrymandering

Posted on What's New Drew Penrose on March 09, 2018
Fair representation is much better for resolving PA gerrymandering

The successful fight against this egregious gerrymander is worthy of celebration - and yet it is amazing how many of the harms we associate with gerrymandering remain in the court-ordered map.

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Redistricting valentines – and bitter “love letters” fly as politicians battle over new Pennsylvania maps

Posted on What's New David Daley on February 14, 2018
Redistricting valentines – and bitter “love letters” fly as politicians battle over new Pennsylvania maps

Here's what to be looking for -- and reading-- today on the redistricting front

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Pennsylvania’s redistricting Super Bowl: Philadelphia celebrates one big win, but another – for democracy – may be on horizon

Posted on What's New David Daley on February 05, 2018
Pennsylvania’s redistricting Super Bowl: Philadelphia celebrates one big win, but another – for democracy – may be on horizon

Here's what to be looking for - and reading- today on the redistricting front

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