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Ranked Choice Voting and Reflecting America

Posted on Quick News Rob Richie on September 29, 2020
Ranked Choice Voting and Reflecting America

Ranked choice voting results in more representative outcomes and allows voters to support the candidate they like the most without helping elect the one they like the least.

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Bringing Ranked Choice Voting to New York City

Posted on Quick News Rob Richie on September 28, 2020
Bringing Ranked Choice Voting to New York City

On September 25, FairVote president and CEO Rob Richie had a chance to testify before the New York City Council's Committee on Governmental Operations via Zoom.

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Guidance for Holding a Safe and Fair Election

Posted on Quick News Matthew Oberstaedt on September 22, 2020
Guidance for Holding a Safe and Fair Election

Americans have begun voting in an unprecedented national election marked by a worldwide pandemic, and millions more will vote in the coming weeks. With National Voter Registration Day underway, it is important to help all citizens participate fully in the democratic process.

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Elizabeth Warren Endorses Ranked Choice Voting

Posted on Quick News Jeremy Seitz-brown on September 18, 2020
Elizabeth Warren Endorses Ranked Choice Voting

On Friday, Warren made clear that she had evaluated all the evidence and concluded ranked choice voting was worthy of a resounding endorsement. Voters will decide in this November’s election whether they will offer the same seal of approval.

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Boulder voters have opportunity to adopt ranked choice voting

Posted on Quick News Matthew Oberstaedt on September 08, 2020
Boulder voters have opportunity to adopt ranked choice voting

Voters in Boulder, Colorado will soon get to decide if they want to elect their mayor directly using ranked choice voting (RCV). Currently, Boulder’s mayor is chosen by the City Council from among its own members. 

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Proposed Bill by Senator Rubio Would Take Pressure off a Strained Electoral System

Posted on Quick News Drew Penrose on August 20, 2020
Proposed Bill by Senator Rubio Would Take Pressure off a Strained Electoral System

The infrastructure we use to elect the President of the United States is a complex machine cobbled together by disparate actors, often under-resourced and under pressure; a strong enough force in the wrong place could cause it to collapse. We saw glimpses of that in the 2000 election and again in 2016. Yet as we enter an election already strained by a global pandemic, many of the structural weaknesses in our presidential election system remain unaddressed.

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Washington Post Columnist Henry Olsen Points to Ranked Choice Voting as Solution to Presidential Primary Flaws

Posted on Quick News Adam Ginsburg on August 19, 2020
Washington Post Columnist Henry Olsen Points to Ranked Choice Voting as Solution to Presidential Primary Flaws

This week, as former Vice President Joe Biden formally assumes the role as the Democratic Party’s standard-bearer at the Democratic National Convention, it is instructive to remember how we got here.

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Georgia Primary Runoffs Yield Abysmal Turnout

Posted on Quick News Cate Paterson on August 13, 2020
Georgia Primary Runoffs Yield Abysmal Turnout

Georgia's state primary runoffs on Tuesday, August 11 yielded poor voter turnout, reinforcing the need for ranked choice voting to avoid the need for expensive runoff elections.

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Minnetonka becomes second Minnesota city to hold RCV referendum this year

Posted on Quick News Matthew Oberstaedt on August 12, 2020
Minnetonka becomes second Minnesota city to hold RCV referendum this year

Minnetonka’s City Council voted unanimously on Monday to hold a referendum on adopting ranked choice voting (RCV) in local elections. Minnetonka follows Bloomington as the second Minnesota city to put forward an RCV referendum this year.

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Ranked Choice Poll Reveals Much About Biden’s Potential Running Mate

Posted on Quick News Cate Paterson on August 04, 2020
Ranked Choice Poll Reveals Much About Biden’s Potential Running Mate

FairVote partnered with SurveyUSA to conduct a poll asking voters to rank seven possible running mates for Joe Biden.

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