Pages tagged "Primaries and voter choice"


Two reforms emerge to boost turnout, competition after 2018 primaries

Posted on What's New Kevin Johnson on September 21, 2018
Two reforms emerge to boost turnout, competition after 2018 primaries

Election reform moved forward this cycle, but there is more work to be done.

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2018 primaries made history, including in low plurality wins

Posted on What's New Nancy Lavin on September 20, 2018
2018 primaries made history, including in low plurality wins

A plethora of disturbingly low plurality wins in the 2018 primaries exemplify the need for ranked choice voting.

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Primary runoff shows ranked choice voting would improve elections in Oklahoma

Posted on What's New Nancy Lavin on August 28, 2018
Primary runoff shows ranked choice voting would improve elections in Oklahoma

Low turnout and high costs plague Oklahoma's primary runoffs. Ranked choice voting offers a better option.

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Ranked choice voting: a cause for optimism about our democracy

Posted on What's New Rich Robinson on August 13, 2018
Ranked choice voting: a cause for optimism about our democracy

Political scientist Yascha Mounk talks Maine, RCV and democracy on FV's podcast.

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Here's how to make our votes really count

Posted on What's New Laura Brisbane on August 02, 2018
Here's how to make our votes really count

Elections are opportunities in consensus building. Ranked choice voting can help get us there.

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The Alternative Vote can increase representation of women and people of color in US elections

Posted on What's New Sarah John on July 27, 2018
The Alternative Vote can increase representation of women and people of color in US elections

Across both the states and Congress, those who are elected often do not reflect the age, gender and ethnicity of their constituents. For many, the way that the US elects its politicians is now no longer fit for purpose.

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Georgia’s deeply flawed runoffs raise interest in ranked choice voting

Posted on What's New Ben Ratner on July 23, 2018
Georgia’s deeply flawed runoffs raise interest in ranked choice voting

After months of waiting, Georgia voters will return to the polls tomorrow for a number of primary runoff elections. In these races—for Republicans, governor and lieutenant governor and for Democrats, the 6th and 7th Congressional Districts—no candidate received a first round majority.

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GOP member: Ranked choice voting most superior method of electing leaders in US

Posted on Quick News Rich Robinson on July 20, 2018
GOP member: Ranked choice voting most superior method of electing leaders in US

"No single change to our voting system would have a more profound and positive impact on our politics."

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Turnout plummets in yet another primary runoff

Posted on What's New Ben Ratner on July 19, 2018
Turnout plummets in yet another primary runoff

In early June, more than 93,000 people cast their ballots in the GOP primary for Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District. For voters in 40 of the 50 states, that’s the end of the line: the candidate with the most votes advances to the general election, even if opposed by most of the voters.

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Richie talks ranked choice voting on "The Young Turks"

Posted on Quick News Rich Robinson on July 18, 2018
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Host Cenk Uygur wondered how RCV would have impacted the 2016 GOP primary.

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