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New Hampshire primary voters get a taste of RCV

Posted on Quick News Adam Ginsburg on January 13, 2020
New Hampshire primary voters get a taste of RCV

While RCV will not be used in the actual New Hampshire primary, many voters in the state will still get a taste of the method. Here's why:

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, at New Hampshire town hall, endorses ranked choice voting

Posted on Quick News Adam Ginsburg on January 10, 2020
Sen. Bernie Sanders, at New Hampshire town hall, endorses ranked choice voting

Ranked choice voting rang in the new year with a prominent endorsement: that of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. Sanders, at a December 28 Concord, NH town hall sponsored by Equal Citizens and Open Democracy Action, indicated his support for the method, saying ranked choice voting (RCV) “is something I support.”

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Prominent New York Times Columnist Endorses Ranked Choice Voting

Posted on Quick News Adam Ginsburg on January 02, 2020
Prominent New York Times Columnist Endorses Ranked Choice Voting

Prominent New York Times columnist David Leonhardt provided a resounding endorsement of ranked choice voting in a recent column. Read about it here:

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Poll Takeaway: RCV more directly represents voters’ will

Posted on Quick News Adam Ginsburg on December 15, 2019
Poll Takeaway: RCV more directly represents voters’ will

According to our recent poll of South Carolina Democrats, under the current system--where votes are not ranked and voters can only choose a single candidate--Joe Biden would have received all of South Carolina’s delegates, despite receiving significantly less than a majority of first-choice support. A RCV system would better represent the preferences of the electorate. Heres' why.

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Media Roundup: New South Carolina Democratic Primary poll

Posted on Quick News Emily Risch on December 10, 2019
Media Roundup: New South Carolina Democratic Primary poll

On December 9, FairVote released a ranked choice voting YouGov poll of South Carolina Democratic primary voters. Check out the largest media hits on the innovative poll.

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House passes the Voting Rights Advancement Act

Posted on Quick News David O'brien on December 06, 2019
House passes the Voting Rights Advancement Act

The House of Representatives passed HR4. The bill would restore the preclearance provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, empowering the Department of Justice to stop voter suppression laws before they go into effect.

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FairVote honors Champions of Democracy at national celebration

Posted on Quick News Adam Ginsburg on November 21, 2019
FairVote honors Champions of Democracy at national celebration

An enthusiastic crowd of good government activists and conscientious citizens gathered in the Rayburn House Office Building this past Monday, November 18, to honor FairVote’s 2019 “Champions of Democracy.”

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California should ease restrictions on independent presidential candidates

Posted on Quick News Julie Hochsztein on November 15, 2019
California should ease restrictions on independent presidential candidates

For elections to be fair and legitimate, voters must have meaningful choices. The United States Supreme Court has held that states cannot excessively restrict choices on the general election ballot, for example by imposing harsh signature gathering requirements. However, the Court has not yet clarified what limits exist and a new case from California may test the limit and provide further clarity.

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Brexit, Plurality Rules, and the United Kingdom’s Broken Democracy

Posted on Quick News Rob Richie on November 12, 2019
Brexit, Plurality Rules, and the United Kingdom’s Broken Democracy

Rarely has a policy debate so divided and paralyzed a nation as the issue of “Brexit” in the United Kingdom. In a 2016 national referendum, British voters narrowly approved leaving the European Union. The aftermath and turmoil ever since provides a case study in how such divisions are poorly handled by a plurality, single-choice voting system.

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Wichita, Kansas could simplify elections with ranked choice voting

Posted on Quick News Erica Frazier on November 08, 2019
Wichita, Kansas could simplify elections with ranked choice voting

Wichita, Kansas just had its municipal elections, and no candidate received a majority of the votes. Ranked choice voting is an ideal solution to remedy this type of situation.

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