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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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Over A Third of GOP Primary Voters Would Consider Third Party

Posted on Quick News Austin Plier on March 16, 2016

According to the Washington Post, over a third of Republican primary voters would be open to voting for a third party candidate, should Donald Trump win the GOP nomination. That is a significant share of the Republican electorate, all of whom would benefit from the ability to rank their choices on Election Day in November.

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Missouri Primary Demonstrates Need for RCV

Posted on Quick News Elliot Louthen on March 16, 2016

After a full day of voting and a long night of counting, the Missouri presidential primary for both parties is still too close to call. If ranked choice voting had been used in Missouri, we could guarantee the Republican and Democratic winner would have the support of a majority of voters. Instead, voters who cast votes for anyone besides Trump, Cruz, Clinton, and Sanders are left to question what might have happened had they cast their vote for someone else.

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Dr. Jill Stein Supports Ranked Choice Voting

Posted on Quick News Molly Rockett on March 15, 2016

A long time supporter of ranked choice voting, Dr. Jill Stein took to twitter today to once again voice her approval of repealing what she termed "our top two primary system."

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RCV Could Alleviate Negative Campaigning in Florida Primary

Posted on Quick News Elliot Louthen on March 15, 2016

On the morning of the biggest winner-take-all state primaries, NPR’s Morning Edition ran a segment on the harsh reality of negative campaigning in the state of Florida. Ranked choice voting could fix that.

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Losing Ohio Could Help Trump Win the Nomination

Posted on Quick News Austin Plier on March 15, 2016

Sam Wang writes in the American Prospect that losing Ohio could actually help Donald Trump win the GOP nomination. He argues that a Kasich win in Ohio would ensure that at least three candidates remain past “Super Tuesday 2.” As long as that is the case, the Trump-alternative vote will remain divided, and Trump will be able to continue picking up state victories with less than a majority.

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17-Year Old Ohioans Can Vote in Presidential Primary

Posted on Quick News Michelle C. Whittaker on March 11, 2016

Franklin County Common Pleas Judge Richard Frye ruled in favor of 17-year-old presidential primary voters. The Court orders Secretary of State Jon Husted to advise county election boards to count the ballots already received and allow young voters to participate in voting now through Election Day on March 15.

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Rubio to OH Supporters: Vote Kasich

Posted on Quick News Austin Plier on March 11, 2016

Kate Bolduan of CNN just tweeted this morning that Marco Rubio’s Communications Director, Alex Conant, told reporters that Rubio voters in Ohio should vote for John Kasich. This is exactly the kind of strategic voting that ranked choice voting would eliminate.

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Did you know? Obama and Trudeau Share Support for Electoral Reform

Posted on Quick News Molly Rockett on March 11, 2016

During Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s recent visit to the White House, the first for any Canadian Prime Minister in almost 20 years, he and President Obama both voiced support for continued efforts to combat climate change.

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