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NYC Activists Launch Pro-RCV Campaign

Posted on Quick News Adam Ginsburg on September 20, 2019
NYC Activists Launch Pro-RCV Campaign

Rank the Vote NYC, a broad coalition of activists fighting for better governance, kicked off its campaign Thursday to urge New Yorkers to vote for ranked choice voting in the city.

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North Carolina Court Upholds State Constitution Challenge to Partisan Gerrymandering

Posted on Quick News Pam Keller on September 19, 2019
North Carolina Court Upholds State Constitution Challenge to Partisan Gerrymandering

After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled it cannot intervene to halt partisan gerrymandering , The NC Supreme Court stepped in to uphold a state constitutional challenge to gerrymandering in the state.

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Ranked choice voting coming to Maine’s presidential general election, future primaries

Posted on Quick News Adam Ginsburg on September 06, 2019
Ranked choice voting coming to Maine’s presidential general election, future primaries

On September 6, Maine Governor Janet Mills allowed legislation to go into effect that cements Maine as the first state to use ranked choice voting (RCV) in the 2020 presidential general election.

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Ranked Choice Voting clears key hurdle in Massachusetts

Posted on Quick News Adam Ginsburg on September 06, 2019
Ranked Choice Voting clears key hurdle in Massachusetts

On Wednesday, Massachusetts moved one step closer to statewide ranked choice voting (RCV), as state Attorney General Maura Healey determined that an RCV ballot proposal passes constitutional muster.

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As Lowell, MA narrows down voting methods, ranked choice voting emerges as potential option

Posted on Quick News Adam Ginsburg on August 28, 2019
As Lowell, MA narrows down voting methods, ranked choice voting emerges as potential option

On Tuesday, the Lowell, MA City Council winnowed its potential voting methods from seven to two. Read about how ranked choice voting comes into play.

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When candidates drop out of the presidential race, where do their backers go?

Posted on Quick News Rob Richie, Adam Ginsburg on August 23, 2019
When candidates drop out of the presidential race, where do their backers go?

Washington Governor Jay Inslee, former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, and Massachusetts Congressman Seth Moulton have all dropped out of the presidential race. Where do their backers go? And what does ranked choice voting have to do with it?

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Federal Court Rules on “Faithless Electors”

Posted on Quick News Pam Keller on August 23, 2019
Federal Court Rules on “Faithless Electors”

The 10th Circuit Court has ruled that states may not bind presidential electors to vote for a certain candidate. Here's what the ruling means.

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Q&A with Congressman Don Beyer on eliminating gerrymandering

Posted on Quick News Adam Ginsburg on August 20, 2019
Q&A with Congressman Don Beyer on eliminating gerrymandering

FairVote Senior Fellow David Daley sat down with Rep. Don Beyer (VA-8) to discuss Beyer's Fair Representation Act, which would eliminate congressional gerrymandering. Read about their conversation here.

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Dr. Jill Biden’s comments demonstrate why we need Ranked Choice Voting

Posted on Quick News Adam Ginsburg on August 20, 2019
Dr. Jill Biden’s comments demonstrate why we need Ranked Choice Voting

On Monday, Dr. Jill Biden ignited a media firestorm with comments about electability. Her comments perfectly illustrate why we need ranked choice voting.

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Potential Amash Run Illustrates Need for Ranked Choice Voting

Posted on Quick News Adam Ginsburg on July 10, 2019
Potential Amash Run Illustrates Need for Ranked Choice Voting

Newly-minted independent Justin Amash is considering a 2020 run for president. Here's why that potential scenario is a good argument for ranked choice voting.

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