Pages tagged "Primaries and voter choice"


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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Alabama Senate Primary and the Ranked Choice Voting Alternative

Posted on What's New Rob Richie, Myeisha Boyd on September 26, 2017
Alabama Senate Primary and the Ranked Choice Voting Alternative

It’s going to take Alabama almost 10 months to fill the seat because of a law that will result in three statewide elections.

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An Important New Book on Election Reform

Posted on What's New Drew Penrose on April 19, 2017
An Important New Book on Election Reform

Changing How America Votes, edited by Todd Donovan, includes 13 innovative ideas about how to assess our democracy and make elections in the United States better. FairVote’s reform vision is well-represented in the collection, including a chapter making the case for the Fair Representation Act for Congress.

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St. Louis: Racially Divided Mayor's Race Cries Out for RCV Reform

Posted on What's New Steven Hill on March 31, 2017
St. Louis: Racially Divided Mayor's Race Cries Out for RCV Reform

In the Democratic primary for mayor in St. Louis, MO, Alderwoman Lyda Krewson eked out a slim victory against the other six Democratic challengers, winning with only 32% of the popular vote. That means more than two thirds of voters picked another candidate besides the victor. There's a better way to vote in primary elections like these.

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