Pages tagged "Primaries and voter choice"


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
Richie talks ranked choice voting on

Host Cenk Uygur wondered how RCV would have impacted the 2016 GOP primary.

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Midterm primaries: Candidates winning without majority support

Posted on What's New Ben Ratner & Rob Richie on July 18, 2018
Midterm primaries: Candidates winning without majority support

These winners advance despite most voters backing other candidates.

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Will Massachusetts soon follow Maine in adopting ranked choice voting?

Posted on What's New Shawn M. Griffiths on July 03, 2018
Will Massachusetts soon follow Maine in adopting ranked choice voting?

Maine's neighbor to the south might be the next state to use RCV statewide.

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Maine’s 1st ranked choice voting election: clear winners, trouble free

Posted on What's New Rich Robinson on June 22, 2018
Maine’s 1st ranked choice voting election: clear winners, trouble free

This November, ranked choice voting will be used for the first time to elect members of the U.S. House and Senate in the general election.

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Top 2 to Top 5? New Ranked Choice Voting Option on the Table

Posted on What's New John E. Palmer on April 03, 2018
Top 2 to Top 5? New Ranked Choice Voting Option on the Table

So far, RCV and top-two have been mutually exclusive solutions. But might a marriage of top-two and RCV be a step forward?

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California Top Two: An Incomplete Step Toward Fixing the Problems of Primary Elections

Posted on What's New Paul Schimek on April 03, 2018
California Top Two: An Incomplete Step Toward Fixing the Problems of Primary Elections

California’s unusual Top Two primary system is attracting attention because of the possibility it could thwart Democratic victories in districts that are key to the party’s chances.

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