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Portland, Maine Voters Overwhelmingly Embrace Ranked Choice Voting

Posted on Quick News Adam Ginsburg on March 05, 2020
Portland, Maine Voters Overwhelmingly Embrace Ranked Choice Voting

When voters in Portland, Maine headed to the polls on Super Tuesday, the presidential primary race wasn’t the only thing on their minds.

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Major RCV Bills Headed to Virginia Governor’s Desk

Posted on Quick News Adam Ginsburg on March 02, 2020
Major RCV Bills Headed to Virginia Governor’s Desk

Two bills that would allow Virginia municipalities to adopt ranked choice voting (RCV) in certain local elections are headed to Governor Ralph Northam’s desk after passing the State Senate last Thursday, February 27.

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NYT Editorial Board Promotes Ranked Choice Voting as “Straightforward and Elegant” Solution to Crowded Primaries

Posted on Quick News Adam Ginsburg on February 27, 2020
NYT Editorial Board Promotes Ranked Choice Voting as “Straightforward and Elegant” Solution to Crowded Primaries

The New York Times published a full-page editorial promoting ranked choice voting. Read more about it here!

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Ranked Choice Voting Unites Parties Across the Political Spectrum

Posted on Quick News Adam Ginsburg on February 27, 2020
Ranked Choice Voting Unites Parties Across the Political Spectrum

Need more proof that ranked choice voting (RCV) transcends political ideology, benefiting voters across the political spectrum? How about this: the United Kingdom’s largest left-wing party is electing its leader via RCV and, at the same time, Canada’s largest right-wing party is doing the same. And they’re doing it entirely by their own choice, based on party rules.

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Ranked Choice Voting: Promising Signs of Bipartisan Support

Posted on Quick News Author Jason Kwak on February 27, 2020
Ranked Choice Voting: Promising Signs of Bipartisan Support

As Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) gains traction at the federal, state, and municipal levels, it has earned increased attention in the national spotlight.

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Vox: Ranked Choice Voting a “Winner” of Nevada Caucuses

Posted on Quick News Adam Ginsburg on February 24, 2020
Vox: Ranked Choice Voting a “Winner” of Nevada Caucuses

For the first time, the Nevada caucuses implemented ranked choice voting (RCV) in its successful early voting process—prompting Vox to label RCV a “winner” of the caucuses.

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RCV in Nevada Democratic caucus early voting contributes to high turnout

Posted on Quick News Adam Ginsburg on February 21, 2020
RCV in Nevada Democratic caucus early voting contributes to high turnout

With over 70,000 early votes cast, the 2020 Nevada caucus looks set to dwarf 2016 (84,000 participants) and even 2008 (118,000 participants) in size—a major win for democracy. This is, in part, because of the use of RCV in early voting.

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For better polling, ask respondents for more than just one choice

Posted on Quick News Author Deb Otis on February 21, 2020
For better polling, ask respondents for more than just one choice

With a still-crowded field in the Democratic presidential nominating contest, the most informative polls are those which ask respondents for more than just their first choice. 

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Writers at Conservative- and Liberal-Leaning Publications Support RCV

Posted on Quick News Jeremy Seitz-brown on February 21, 2020
Writers at Conservative- and Liberal-Leaning Publications Support RCV

In “Making Sense of the Iowa Debacle,” Michael Brendan Dougherty writes for the conservative-leaning National Review that instant-runoff voting (also known as ranked choice voting) emerged from the Iowa caucuses as a process-winner.

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Iowa Precinct Captain Calls for Ranked Choice Voting

Posted on Quick News Jeremy Seitz-brown on February 21, 2020
Iowa Precinct Captain Calls for Ranked Choice Voting

As Nevada prepares to host what many believe may be the last presidential nominating caucuses, Iowans have advice on what Nevada and Iowa might do in the future.

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