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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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Sanders May Benefit in South Carolina from Yang and Bennet Dropping Out

Posted on Quick News Jeremy Seitz-brown on February 13, 2020
Sanders May Benefit in South Carolina from Yang and Bennet Dropping Out

Following the New Hampshire primary, entrepreneur Andrew Yang and Sen. Michael Bennet dropped out of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary.

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New York Times: “RCV is having a moment”

Posted on Quick News Eric Kruse on February 12, 2020
New York Times:  “RCV is having a moment”

Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) is once again making headlines. This week, the New York Times jumped headfirst into explaining why RCV is surging in popularity. The NYT’s Jacey Fortin gives an in-depth look at the history of Ranked Choice Voting, how it works, and who supports it.

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Why don’t Bernie Sanders supporters have a second choice?

Posted on Quick News Author Deb Otis on February 03, 2020
Why don’t Bernie Sanders supporters have a second choice?

The Economist published results from a ranked choice voting poll which indicated a final showdown between Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren, with Biden eking out a win.

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Why the New York Times endorsement of two candidates makes sense

Posted on Quick News Rob Richie on January 22, 2020
Why the New York Times endorsement of two candidates makes sense

This week the New York Times endorsed two candidates for the Democratic nomination for president: Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar. The decision to endorse two candidates with different bases of support has drawn a number of critics. But setting aside whether Warren and Klobuchar were the best candidates to support, the Times editorial board’s decision reflects an important insight: the primary season is designed to allow parties to build consensus around a nominee chosen out of a large field.

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