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Boulder voters have opportunity to adopt ranked choice voting

Posted on Quick News Matthew Oberstaedt on September 08, 2020
Boulder voters have opportunity to adopt ranked choice voting

Voters in Boulder, Colorado will soon get to decide if they want to elect their mayor directly using ranked choice voting (RCV). Currently, Boulder’s mayor is chosen by the City Council from among its own members. 

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Proposed Bill by Senator Rubio Would Take Pressure off a Strained Electoral System

Posted on Quick News Drew Penrose on August 20, 2020
Proposed Bill by Senator Rubio Would Take Pressure off a Strained Electoral System

The infrastructure we use to elect the President of the United States is a complex machine cobbled together by disparate actors, often under-resourced and under pressure; a strong enough force in the wrong place could cause it to collapse. We saw glimpses of that in the 2000 election and again in 2016. Yet as we enter an election already strained by a global pandemic, many of the structural weaknesses in our presidential election system remain unaddressed.

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Washington Post Columnist Henry Olsen Points to Ranked Choice Voting as Solution to Presidential Primary Flaws

Posted on Quick News Adam Ginsburg on August 19, 2020
Washington Post Columnist Henry Olsen Points to Ranked Choice Voting as Solution to Presidential Primary Flaws

This week, as former Vice President Joe Biden formally assumes the role as the Democratic Party’s standard-bearer at the Democratic National Convention, it is instructive to remember how we got here.

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Georgia Primary Runoffs Yield Abysmal Turnout

Posted on Quick News Cate Paterson on August 13, 2020
Georgia Primary Runoffs Yield Abysmal Turnout

Georgia's state primary runoffs on Tuesday, August 11 yielded poor voter turnout, reinforcing the need for ranked choice voting to avoid the need for expensive runoff elections.

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Minnetonka becomes second Minnesota city to hold RCV referendum this year

Posted on Quick News Matthew Oberstaedt on August 12, 2020
Minnetonka becomes second Minnesota city to hold RCV referendum this year

Minnetonka’s City Council voted unanimously on Monday to hold a referendum on adopting ranked choice voting (RCV) in local elections. Minnetonka follows Bloomington as the second Minnesota city to put forward an RCV referendum this year.

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Ranked Choice Poll Reveals Much About Biden’s Potential Running Mate

Posted on Quick News Cate Paterson on August 04, 2020
Ranked Choice Poll Reveals Much About Biden’s Potential Running Mate

FairVote partnered with SurveyUSA to conduct a poll asking voters to rank seven possible running mates for Joe Biden.

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Albany could adopt Multi-Winner RCV to better represent its community

Posted on Quick News Matthew Oberstaedt on July 30, 2020
Albany could adopt Multi-Winner RCV to better represent its community

Voters in Albany, California will soon get to vote on adopting a Multi-Winner Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) system for city council and school board elections. The city council voted unanimously last month to put the measure on the November ballot. The measure is promoted by Voter Choice Albany.

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Bloomington Council puts ranked choice voting on the November ballot

Posted on Quick News Matthew Oberstaedt on July 30, 2020
Bloomington Council puts ranked choice voting on the November ballot

The Bloomington City Council voted 6 to 1 on Monday to put a ranked choice voting (RCV) referendum on the November ballot. Thanks to the hard work of local advocates at Ranked Choice Voting Bloomington and FairVote Minnesota, the city could soon elect its Mayor and City Council with a voting system that is fairer to both candidates and voters.

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Maine to make history as the first state to use ranked choice voting in a presidential election

Posted on Quick News Cate Paterson on July 21, 2020
Maine to make history as the first state to use ranked choice voting in a presidential election

Last Wednesday, Maine’s Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap announced that his state will proceed with using #RankedChoiceVoting for November’s presidential election. Maine will make history as the first state to use RCV in a presidential election.

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Alabama primary runoffs have hefty price tag, low turnout

Posted on Quick News Matthew Oberstaedt on July 17, 2020
Alabama primary runoffs have hefty price tag, low turnout

On Tuesday, Alabama Republicans went to the polls in a primary runoff to determine their nominee for U.S. Senator, after no candidate received a majority in the initial March primary.

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