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Voters want redistricting reform. Will SCOTUS step in?

Posted on Quick News Nancy Lavin on January 09, 2019
Voters want redistricting reform. Will SCOTUS step in?

Those hoping for a Supreme Court condemnation of partisan gerrymandering will have two more chances Maryland, North Carolina cases.

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British Columbia referendum highlights the challenges of change

Posted on Quick News Nancy Lavin on December 21, 2018
British Columbia referendum highlights the challenges of change

The fight for fair representation continues in British Columbia after a reform referendum failed to win approval from a majority of voters

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2018 ranked choice mayoral races saw record turnout

Posted on Quick News Theodore Landsman on December 20, 2018
2018 ranked choice mayoral races saw record turnout

While academics debate how ranked ballots affect turnout, the data from 2018 RCV mayoral elections speaks for itself.

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When ‘what goes around comes around’ doesn’t apply

Posted on Quick News Megan Griffin-shelley on December 13, 2018
When ‘what goes around comes around’ doesn’t apply

A majority of pivot counties - that flipped from blue to red in the 2016 presidential election - continued to vote Republican in 2018 House races.

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Poll: Nevada voters want better elections

Posted on Quick News Nancy Lavin on December 04, 2018
Poll: Nevada voters want better elections

Issue-focused elections, higher turnout and majority winners topped the list of reforms Nevada voters wanted, according to a recent statewide poll.

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2018 saw highest turnout for a non-presidential election since universal suffrage

Posted on Quick News Theodore Landsman on November 30, 2018
2018 saw highest turnout for a non-presidential election since universal suffrage

Chart-topping turnout in the 2018 midterms suggests a new trend for future elections.

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Even with high turnout, Mississippi runoffs come at a cost

Posted on Quick News Chris Hughes on November 30, 2018
Even with high turnout, Mississippi runoffs come at a cost

While Mississippi's Senate runoff saw unusually high turnout, it still cost unnecessary time, resources and money

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A tale of two maps

Posted on Quick News Megan Griffin-shelley on November 29, 2018
A tale of two maps

The contrast between Pennsylvania and North Carolina congressional elections highlights the power of maps: fair or gerrymandered.

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Why 'try, try again' won’t work for Maine’s 2nd Congressional District race

Posted on Quick News Drew Penrose on November 28, 2018
Why 'try, try again' won’t work for Maine’s 2nd Congressional District race

Request for a new election in Maine's 2nd District race is unlikely to stand up in court.

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How independent and third-party candidates fared in the 2018 elections

Posted on Quick News Ryan Joy on November 21, 2018
How independent and third-party candidates fared in the 2018 elections

The challenge to the two-party system is only just beginning.

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