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New Hampshire Democrats use ranked choice voting to choose new leader

Posted on Quick News Matthew Oberstaedt on November 24, 2020
New Hampshire Democrats use ranked choice voting to choose new leader

Last week, New Hampshire’s House Democratic caucus used ranked choice voting (RCV) to choose Representative Renny Cushing as their new leader. The race featured four candidates and required three rounds of counting before a majority winner emerged.

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As the Polls Close Tonight, Listen to the “Spectator States”

Posted on Quick News Rob Richie on November 03, 2020
As the Polls Close Tonight, Listen to the “Spectator States”

Anyone following American politics closely knows that the national popular vote in presidential elections is always interesting, but never decisive. Who wins and loses the White House is all about the results in the Electoral College.

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Greater use of ranked choice voting backed by 5 Nobel Laureates, more

Posted on Quick News Rob Richie on November 03, 2020
Greater use of ranked choice voting backed by 5 Nobel Laureates, More

Ranked choice voting draws growing support as a sensible solution to problems with our elections, with backers including leading newspapers, elected leaders, democracy reform commissions, and organizations.

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Ranked Choice Voting Reduces Ballot Errors and Inequities, New Study Shows

Posted on Quick News Author Austin Bartola on October 26, 2020
Ranked Choice Voting Reduces Ballot Errors and Inequities, New Study Shows

A new study comparing the usage of different voting methods provides additional evidence that despite the conventional wisdom, ranked choice voting may lead to fewer voided ballots.

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A cure for bad elections? Asbestos shows the answer

Posted on Quick News Matthew Oberstaedt on October 22, 2020
A cure for bad elections? Asbestos shows the answer

Asbestos proves that the value of RCV stretches beyond politics. For any decision with more than two options, RCV provides an easy, fair way to pick one acceptable to most voters.

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Ranked Choice Voting In Use Across America

Posted on Quick News Rob Richie on October 07, 2020
Ranked Choice Voting In Use Across America

Not only could ranked choice voting pass in a historic seven ballot measures this November, but it will be used in important elections across the country. Voters will elect leader with RCV in one state, one county and seven cities.

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Will this latest Georgia runoff be the nail in the runoff coffin?

Posted on Quick News Rob Richie on October 05, 2020
Will this latest Georgia runoff be the nail in the runoff coffin?

Georgia voters have had their patience tested this year. Voters are being asked to vote repeatedly — and may face three more elections by January 5, 2021.

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A “Boulder” Reform Package in Colorado

Posted on Quick News Rob Richie on October 05, 2020
A “Boulder” Reform Package in Colorado

The final city to put RCV on the ballot this year was Boulder (CO), where the city council joined with local reformers to place a measure to move from having the council select the mayor to voters electing the mayor directly with ranked choice voting.

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The Presidential Debate and The Way Elections Should Be

Posted on Quick News Rob Richie on October 01, 2020
The Presidential Debate and The Way Elections Should Be

There’s quite a difference between such debate brawls and the more civil debates we see in presidential primaries that are different in a key respect: inclusion of more longshot candidates.

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Breaking the 435 House Seat Barrier?

Posted on Quick News Rob Richie on September 29, 2020
Breaking the 435 House Seat Barrier?

It’s time for a bigger number of electoral votes — and a new number of House seats.

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