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Media Roundup: New South Carolina Democratic Primary poll

Posted on Quick News Emily Risch on December 10, 2019
Media Roundup: New South Carolina Democratic Primary poll

On December 9, FairVote released a ranked choice voting YouGov poll of South Carolina Democratic primary voters. Check out the largest media hits on the innovative poll.

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House passes the Voting Rights Advancement Act

Posted on Quick News David O'brien on December 06, 2019
House passes the Voting Rights Advancement Act

The House of Representatives passed HR4. The bill would restore the preclearance provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, empowering the Department of Justice to stop voter suppression laws before they go into effect.

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FairVote honors Champions of Democracy at national celebration

Posted on Quick News Adam Ginsburg on November 21, 2019
FairVote honors Champions of Democracy at national celebration

An enthusiastic crowd of good government activists and conscientious citizens gathered in the Rayburn House Office Building this past Monday, November 18, to honor FairVote’s 2019 “Champions of Democracy.”

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California should ease restrictions on independent presidential candidates

Posted on Quick News Julie Hochsztein on November 15, 2019
California should ease restrictions on independent presidential candidates

For elections to be fair and legitimate, voters must have meaningful choices. The United States Supreme Court has held that states cannot excessively restrict choices on the general election ballot, for example by imposing harsh signature gathering requirements. However, the Court has not yet clarified what limits exist and a new case from California may test the limit and provide further clarity.

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Brexit, Plurality Rules, and the United Kingdom’s Broken Democracy

Posted on Quick News Rob Richie on November 12, 2019
Brexit, Plurality Rules, and the United Kingdom’s Broken Democracy

Rarely has a policy debate so divided and paralyzed a nation as the issue of “Brexit” in the United Kingdom. In a 2016 national referendum, British voters narrowly approved leaving the European Union. The aftermath and turmoil ever since provides a case study in how such divisions are poorly handled by a plurality, single-choice voting system.

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Wichita, Kansas could simplify elections with ranked choice voting

Posted on Quick News Erica Frazier on November 08, 2019
Wichita, Kansas could simplify elections with ranked choice voting

Wichita, Kansas just had its municipal elections, and no candidate received a majority of the votes. Ranked choice voting is an ideal solution to remedy this type of situation.

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Extensive media coverage lauds RCV's impressive week

Posted on Quick News Adam Ginsburg on November 08, 2019
Extensive media coverage lauds RCV's impressive week

This past week represented a watershed moment for the ranked choice voting (RCV) movement, which was captured by comprehensive media coverage. Read more about it here.

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Easthampton, MA is ready for ranked choice voting

Posted on Quick News Adam Ginsburg on November 08, 2019
Easthampton, MA is ready for ranked choice voting

On Election Day, Easthampton, MA became the latest city to pass ranked choice voting for its municipal elections. Voters in the city will use RCV in its mayoral and city council elections beginning in 2021.

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2019 was Good for RCV--Will 2020 be Better?

Posted on Quick News David O'brien on November 02, 2019
2019 was Good for RCV--Will 2020 be Better?

In 2019, 11 cities in 8 states will use ranked choice voting to elect their local governments. In 2020, RCV is positioned for an even larger breakout year. Read about it here.

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Six Democratic holdouts on impeachment show the power of partisanship

Posted on Quick News Drew Penrose on October 28, 2019
Six Democratic holdouts on impeachment show the power of partisanship

When it comes to elections to the House of Representatives, partisanship dominates. The fact that there are only six Democratic holdouts on impeachment prove that point. The Fair Representation Act, an antidote to this type of system, would lessen partisanship's chokehold on our government.

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