Pages tagged "elections 2018"


Bruce Poliquin gets the numbers wrong about blank ballots in 2nd District race

Posted on What's New Steve Collins on December 05, 2018
Bruce Poliquin gets the numbers wrong about blank ballots in 2nd District race

Contrary to Poliquin's claims, fewer Maine 2nd District voters cast blank ballots in the 2018 race than in 2016 or 2014.

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How ranked choice voting survives the 'one person, one vote' challenge

Posted on What's New Shawn Griffiths on December 05, 2018
How ranked choice voting survives the 'one person, one vote' challenge

Ranked choice voting not only upholds the 'one person, one vote' principle, it actually reflects it better than a single-choice system

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2018 saw highest turnout for a non-presidential election since universal suffrage

Posted on Quick News Theo Landsman on November 30, 2018
2018 saw highest turnout for a non-presidential election since universal suffrage

Chart-topping turnout in the 2018 midterms suggests a new trend for future elections.

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Why 'try, try again' won’t work for Maine’s 2nd Congressional District race

Posted on Quick News Drew Penrose on November 28, 2018
Why 'try, try again' won’t work for Maine’s 2nd Congressional District race

Request for a new election in Maine's 2nd District race is unlikely to stand up in court.

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Maine recount: beware the algorithm

Posted on What's New David O'brien on November 28, 2018
Maine recount: beware the algorithm

It would take a serious glitch in the Matrix for a recount to change results in Maine's 2nd Congressional District race.

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Reinventing the runoff

Posted on What's New Chris Hughes on November 26, 2018
Reinventing the runoff

Upcoming runoffs in Mississippi, Georgia and Pueblo risk low turnout at a high cost. Ranked choice voting offers a better way to protect majority rule.

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STAR, approval and ranked choice voting share common goal: democratic reform

Posted on Quick News Nancy Lavin on November 20, 2018
STAR, approval and ranked choice voting share common goal: democratic reform

Ballot measures on STAR and approval voting reveal voters' hunger for more choices at the ballot box and majority outcomes.

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History repeats itself in Florida recounts

Posted on Quick News David O'brien on November 20, 2018
History repeats itself in Florida recounts

History was right on recounts, which didn't change outcomes in three major Florida races

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What is batch elimination and how did it affect Maine’s ranked choice voting races?

Posted on Quick News Drew Penrose on November 19, 2018
What is batch elimination and how did it affect Maine’s ranked choice voting races?

Maine used batch elimination to streamline the ranked choice voting tally, but it didn't change the results

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How to have more choices without 'spoilers'

Posted on What's New Katie Dahl on November 16, 2018
How to have more choices without 'spoilers'

Ranked choice voting welcomes all candidates and viewpoints into the debate as legitimate contenders, rather than spoilers.

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