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FairVote files brief in support of the California Voting Rights Act

Posted on Quick News Julie Hochsztein on October 14, 2019
FairVote files brief in support of the California Voting Rights Act

FairVote has filed an amicus curse brief in response to a challenge to the California Voting Rights Act.

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Ranked choice voting gains momentum with 13 congressional sponsors on RCV Act

Posted on Quick News Drew Penrose on October 09, 2019
Ranked choice voting gains momentum with 13 congressional sponsors on RCV Act

On October 8, 2019, Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA-13) added her name to the list of Representatives co-sponsoring the Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) Act, bringing the total number of cosponsors to 13 house members.

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FairVote goes to court to defend presidential debates

Posted on Quick News Drew Penrose on October 03, 2019
FairVote goes to court to defend presidential debates

In April of 2016, FairVote joined a federal lawsuit arguing that the Federal Election Commission has a responsibility to intervene and stop partisan manipulation of the presidential debates.

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NYC Activists Launch Pro-RCV Campaign

Posted on Quick News Adam Ginsburg on September 20, 2019
NYC Activists Launch Pro-RCV Campaign

Rank the Vote NYC, a broad coalition of activists fighting for better governance, kicked off its campaign Thursday to urge New Yorkers to vote for ranked choice voting in the city.

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North Carolina Court Upholds State Constitution Challenge to Partisan Gerrymandering

Posted on Quick News Pam Keller on September 19, 2019
North Carolina Court Upholds State Constitution Challenge to Partisan Gerrymandering

After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled it cannot intervene to halt partisan gerrymandering , The NC Supreme Court stepped in to uphold a state constitutional challenge to gerrymandering in the state.

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Ranked choice voting coming to Maine’s presidential general election, future primaries

Posted on Quick News Adam Ginsburg on September 06, 2019
Ranked choice voting coming to Maine’s presidential general election, future primaries

On September 6, Maine Governor Janet Mills allowed legislation to go into effect that cements Maine as the first state to use ranked choice voting (RCV) in the 2020 presidential general election.

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Ranked Choice Voting clears key hurdle in Massachusetts

Posted on Quick News Adam Ginsburg on September 06, 2019
Ranked Choice Voting clears key hurdle in Massachusetts

On Wednesday, Massachusetts moved one step closer to statewide ranked choice voting (RCV), as state Attorney General Maura Healey determined that an RCV ballot proposal passes constitutional muster.

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As Lowell, MA narrows down voting methods, ranked choice voting emerges as potential option

Posted on Quick News Adam Ginsburg on August 28, 2019
As Lowell, MA narrows down voting methods, ranked choice voting emerges as potential option

On Tuesday, the Lowell, MA City Council winnowed its potential voting methods from seven to two. Read about how ranked choice voting comes into play.

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When candidates drop out of the presidential race, where do their backers go?

Posted on Quick News Rob Richie, Adam Ginsburg on August 23, 2019
When candidates drop out of the presidential race, where do their backers go?

Washington Governor Jay Inslee, former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, and Massachusetts Congressman Seth Moulton have all dropped out of the presidential race. Where do their backers go? And what does ranked choice voting have to do with it?

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Federal Court Rules on “Faithless Electors”

Posted on Quick News Pam Keller on August 23, 2019
Federal Court Rules on “Faithless Electors”

The 10th Circuit Court has ruled that states may not bind presidential electors to vote for a certain candidate. Here's what the ruling means.

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