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Q&A with Congressman Don Beyer on eliminating gerrymandering

Posted on Quick News Adam Ginsburg on August 20, 2019
Q&A with Congressman Don Beyer on eliminating gerrymandering

FairVote Senior Fellow David Daley sat down with Rep. Don Beyer (VA-8) to discuss Beyer's Fair Representation Act, which would eliminate congressional gerrymandering. Read about their conversation here.

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Dr. Jill Biden’s comments demonstrate why we need Ranked Choice Voting

Posted on Quick News Adam Ginsburg on August 20, 2019
Dr. Jill Biden’s comments demonstrate why we need Ranked Choice Voting

On Monday, Dr. Jill Biden ignited a media firestorm with comments about electability. Her comments perfectly illustrate why we need ranked choice voting.

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Potential Amash Run Illustrates Need for Ranked Choice Voting

Posted on Quick News Adam Ginsburg on July 10, 2019
Potential Amash Run Illustrates Need for Ranked Choice Voting

Newly-minted independent Justin Amash is considering a 2020 run for president. Here's why that potential scenario is a good argument for ranked choice voting.

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Rob Richie on CSPAN: How to improve our government

Posted on Quick News Adam Ginsburg on July 08, 2019
Rob Richie on CSPAN: How to improve our government

FairVote President and CEO Rob Richie recently joined CSPAN host Pedro Echevarria to discuss election reform, the Supreme Court’s recent decision on partisan gerrymandering, ranked choice voting, and the Fair Representation Act.

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U.S. Supreme Court deals blow to fair representation

Posted on Quick News Adam Ginsburg on June 27, 2019
U.S. Supreme Court deals blow to fair representation

On June 27, the U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to fair-representation activists nationwide, ruling 5-4 that federal courts cannot intervene in partisan gerrymandering cases.

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Ranked Choice Voting: The Right Method for Presidential Primaries

Posted on Quick News Adam Ginsburg on June 14, 2019
Ranked Choice Voting: The Right Method for Presidential Primaries

In a CNN op-ed, FairVote Senior Fellow David Daley and law professor Joshua A. Douglas call on the DNC to follow the lead of RCV-adopting state Democratic parties in Hawaii, Alaska, Kansas, Iowa, and Nevada in using ranked choice voting to give voters the ultimate say in choosing a presidential candidate.

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Ranked Choice Voting for presidential primaries takes root in the ‘Sunflower State’

Posted on Quick News Adam Ginsburg on June 14, 2019
Ranked Choice Voting for presidential primaries takes root in the ‘Sunflower State’

The Kansas Democratic Party has announced a plan to abandon its traditional caucus and adopt a ranked choice voting primary, making it the latest state to embrace RCV in some form.

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The UK enters new phase as Theresa May resigns

Posted on Quick News Erica Frazier on June 07, 2019
The UK enters new phase as Theresa May resigns

Theresa May resigned as leader of the United Kingdom’s Conservative Party. Erica Frazier explains the process and how RCV would consolidate the Conservative Party leadership's multi-round election process set to begin on June 13.

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FairVote Senior Fellow David Daley talks 2020 Census and gerrymandering

Posted on Quick News Julia Foodman on June 07, 2019
FairVote Senior Fellow David Daley talks 2020 Census and gerrymandering

FairVote senior fellow David Daley appeared on NPR and Slate’s podcast this week, warning of the dangers of the proposed widely controversial citizenship question to the 2020 census questionnaire.

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Eastpointe, Michigan to become first in state to implement ranked choice voting

Posted on Quick News Ben Lempert on June 06, 2019
 Eastpointe, Michigan to become first in state to implement ranked choice voting

In response to a Voting Rights Act lawsuit, Eastpointe has agreed to adopt ranked choice voting to give its African-American population better representation

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