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Advancement Project Highlights Need For Right to Vote in US Constitution

Posted on Quick News Austin Plier on March 30, 2016

Judith Browne Dianis, co-director of the Advancement Project, writes in support of a Constitutional Right to Vote in a piece called "Do Voters of Color Have a Right to Vote in the 2016?"

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Ranked Choice Voting Could Mean More Civility in Primaries

Posted on Quick News Molly Rockett on March 24, 2016

In our Primary Focus series, we have highlighted ranked choice voting as a reform that could incentivize more civil campaigning, especially in fractured fields of more than two candidates. Our report on civil campaigning finds that voters living in cities where ranked choice voting is used perceive less negative campaigning and were more satisfied with the campaigning they did experience.

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Jim Pagels Recommends Alternative Voting in CapX

Posted on Quick News Molly Rockett on March 24, 2016

In his latest article to CapX, Jim Pagels correctly identifies first-past-the-post voting systems as the core cause of plurality winners like Donald Trump in GOP primaries. He recommends alternative voting, also called ranked choice voting, to facilitate a majority winner and allow the party to consolidate around a consensus candidate with broad support.

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That Alleged “Blue Wall” for Democrats in the Electoral College

Posted on Quick News Rob Richie on March 23, 2016

Rob Richie recommends taking Electoral College predictions with a grain of salt.

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Kristin Eberhard Touts RCV as Means to Achieve Civility in Presidential Primaries

Posted on Quick News Austin Plier on March 22, 2016

Kristin Eberhard of Sightline Institute writes that ranked choice voting would help solve many of the woes in this year's presidential primary races. In particular, she contends it would help remedy the lack of civility that has been displayed this primary cycle.

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1 in 6 Utah Legislature Candidates Run Unopposed in Safe Seats

Posted on Quick News Austin Plier on March 22, 2016

The Salt Lake Tribune writes that one out of every six Utah legislative candidates is running unopposed and can already declare victory, nearly eight months in advance of the elections on November 8th, 2016. The culprit? Single-winner districts.

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Maryland and Vermont Move Universal Voter Registration Bills Forward

Posted on Quick News Austin Plier on March 22, 2016

Maryland's House of Delegates passed a “universal” voter registration bill on Monday, just two weeks after Vermont's House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill that would automatically register Vermonters that applied for a driver's license.

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RCV Was A Large Part of the National Conversation This Week

Posted on Quick News Austin Plier on March 18, 2016

Ranked choice voting has been an important part of the national conversation this week, particularly as a way to improve the GOP presidential primary process. Click to read pieces from The Economist, Bloomberg News, and Fortune Magazine, among others.

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North Carolina Voter Confusion Could Have Been Avoided

Posted on Quick News Drew Penrose on March 17, 2016

Many voters have already voted in North Carolina's March congressional primary - but that primary has now been cancelled, and so those votes will not be counted.

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Boehner Seat Won by Low Plurality in Ohio Primary

Posted on Quick News Rob Richie on March 17, 2016

The Republican primary for John Boehner's vacant House seat was won by Warren Davidson with 32.6% of the vote in a 15-candidate field. Davidson also won the regularly scheduled primary taking place at the same time. Assuming he wins the special election in June, he will take office and settle into a safe district -- all with less than a third of the vote.

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