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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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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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