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Why the New York Times endorsement of two candidates makes sense

Posted on Quick News Rob Richie on January 22, 2020
Why the New York Times endorsement of two candidates makes sense

This week the New York Times endorsed two candidates for the Democratic nomination for president: Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar. The decision to endorse two candidates with different bases of support has drawn a number of critics. But setting aside whether Warren and Klobuchar were the best candidates to support, the Times editorial board’s decision reflects an important insight: the primary season is designed to allow parties to build consensus around a nominee chosen out of a large field.

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Palm Desert, CA adopts Ranked Choice Voting

Posted on Quick News David O'brien on January 17, 2020
Palm Desert, CA adopts Ranked Choice Voting

Ranked choice voting (RCV) is coming to Palm Desert, California. The city of Palm Desert has agreed to adopt ranked choice voting to settle a lawsuit brought under the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA) to fix vote dilution faced by its Latino population.

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RCV Polls Provide Insights When Candidates Drop Out

Posted on Quick News Jeremy Seitz-brown on January 13, 2020
RCV Polls Provide Insights When Candidates Drop Out

U.S. Senator Cory Booker announced Monday that he is dropping out of the 2020 presidential race, joining recently withdrawn candidates Julián Castro and Marianne Wiliamson. FairVote’s ranked choice voting (RCV) polls of South Carolina in December and the nation last September can help us understand how the news may impact the race. 

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New Hampshire primary voters get a taste of RCV

Posted on Quick News Adam Ginsburg on January 13, 2020
New Hampshire primary voters get a taste of RCV

While RCV will not be used in the actual New Hampshire primary, many voters in the state will still get a taste of the method. Here's why:

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, at New Hampshire town hall, endorses ranked choice voting

Posted on Quick News Adam Ginsburg on January 10, 2020
Sen. Bernie Sanders, at New Hampshire town hall, endorses ranked choice voting

Ranked choice voting rang in the new year with a prominent endorsement: that of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. Sanders, at a December 28 Concord, NH town hall sponsored by Equal Citizens and Open Democracy Action, indicated his support for the method, saying ranked choice voting (RCV) “is something I support.”

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Prominent New York Times Columnist Endorses Ranked Choice Voting

Posted on Quick News Adam Ginsburg on January 02, 2020
Prominent New York Times Columnist Endorses Ranked Choice Voting

Prominent New York Times columnist David Leonhardt provided a resounding endorsement of ranked choice voting in a recent column. Read about it here:

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Poll Takeaway: RCV more directly represents voters’ will

Posted on Quick News Adam Ginsburg on December 15, 2019
Poll Takeaway: RCV more directly represents voters’ will

According to our recent poll of South Carolina Democrats, under the current system--where votes are not ranked and voters can only choose a single candidate--Joe Biden would have received all of South Carolina’s delegates, despite receiving significantly less than a majority of first-choice support. A RCV system would better represent the preferences of the electorate. Heres' why.

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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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