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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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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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