Pages tagged "primary focus 2020"


Three candidates drop out in the days prior to Super Tuesday -- who stands to benefit?

Posted on What's New Author Deb Otis on March 02, 2020
Three candidates drop out in the days prior to Super Tuesday -- who stands to benefit?

We need a voting method which allows voters to indicate backup choices, especially in volatile races with crowded fields such as this one.  

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Nevada’s partial use of RCV helped mitigate caucus issues, but more changes are needed

Posted on What's New Author Deb Otis on February 25, 2020
Nevada’s partial use of RCV helped mitigate caucus issues, but more changes are needed

Let’s take a look at the novel way in which RCV was used in Nevada and how it impacted results. 

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Vox: Ranked Choice Voting a “Winner” of Nevada Caucuses

Posted on Quick News Adam Ginsburg on February 24, 2020
Vox: Ranked Choice Voting a “Winner” of Nevada Caucuses

For the first time, the Nevada caucuses implemented ranked choice voting (RCV) in its successful early voting process—prompting Vox to label RCV a “winner” of the caucuses.

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Writers at Conservative- and Liberal-Leaning Publications Support RCV

Posted on Quick News Jeremy Seitz-brown on February 21, 2020
Writers at Conservative- and Liberal-Leaning Publications Support RCV

In “Making Sense of the Iowa Debacle,” Michael Brendan Dougherty writes for the conservative-leaning National Review that instant-runoff voting (also known as ranked choice voting) emerged from the Iowa caucuses as a process-winner.

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Iowa Precinct Captain Calls for Ranked Choice Voting

Posted on Quick News Jeremy Seitz-brown on February 21, 2020
Iowa Precinct Captain Calls for Ranked Choice Voting

As Nevada prepares to host what many believe may be the last presidential nominating caucuses, Iowans have advice on what Nevada and Iowa might do in the future.

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30% of Democratic votes in New Hampshire were "wasted"

Posted on What's New Author Deb Otis on February 14, 2020
30% of Democratic votes in New Hampshire were

New Hampshire’s presidential primaries certainly ran more smoothly than Iowa’s caucuses, but the results illustrate a pitfall of crowded fields — the “wasted vote”. 

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: RCV GAINS TRACTION

Posted on Quick News Author Jason Kwak on February 12, 2020
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: RCV GAINS TRACTION

Delays in results for the Iowa Democratic Caucus have led to increased scrutiny over the way we conduct our presidential elections. Administrative difficulties in running the Iowa Caucus, as well as voters’ frustrations navigating through the large pool of candidates, have led to wide calls for reform, most notably Ranked Choice Voting (RCV). 

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