Pages tagged "Series Election Coverage 2016"


David Grosso, RCV Supporter, Re-Elected to DC Council

Posted on What's New Chris Hughes on November 08, 2016
David Grosso, RCV Supporter, Re-Elected to DC Council

D.C. Council Member David Grosso, Independent, was re-elected to his At-Large D.C. Council seat today. Council Member Grosso is a big supporter of ranked choice voting in D.C., having introduced the “Instant Runoff Voting Amendment Act” in 2014 and 2015.

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North Carolina: When the Seats Don’t Reflect the Votes

Posted on What's New Maya Efrati on November 08, 2016
North Carolina: When the Seats Don’t Reflect the Votes

Results in North Carolina show the extent of the state’s unfair partisan gerrymandering in congressional and legislative elections. Such e distortions and battles have serious consequences both for the quality of North Carolinians representation and electoral integrity.

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No Vote on Fair Districts in Illinois

Posted on What's New Drew Penrose on November 08, 2016
No Vote on Fair Districts in Illinois

The polls have closed in Illinois, and, when it comes to the Illinois state legislature, it has been another election in which the politicians chose their voters, and not the other way around. Although Illinois may not be able to adopt independent redistricting, there is another solution, rooted in Illinois' history.

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Don Beyer Elected to Second Term

Posted on What's New Drew Penrose on November 08, 2016
Don Beyer Elected to Second Term

Virginia’s polls are now closed, and Representative Don Beyer of Virginia’s Eighth District appears to have been elected to his second term, based on early returns. Don Beyer’s first term has marked him as an innovative thinker and a supporter of important election changes.

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Polls Close in NC, OH, and WV: Our Monopoly Politics Analysis

Posted on What's New Rob Richie on November 08, 2016
Polls Close in NC, OH, and WV: Our Monopoly Politics Analysis

Polls Close in NC, OH, and WV: Our Monopoly Politics Analysis

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Reading the Tea Leaves: The Presidential Vote and State Partisanship

Posted on What's New Stephen Beban on November 08, 2016
Reading the Tea Leaves: The Presidential Vote and State Partisanship

After each Presidential cycle, FairVote looks at the Presidential vote returns to determine the partisanship of each state; that is, the amount the Democratic and Republican candidates got relative to the national Two-Party vote share. This turns out to be highly predictive of the odds of that state being a contested battleground in the next election.

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Competition under Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission

Posted on What's New Kelsey Kober on November 08, 2016
Competition under Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission

Even after the adoption of an independent redistricting commission, seven of Arizona’s nine congressional districts are completely safe for the party that holds them. We report on the impact of redistricting on competition in U.S. house races since 1984.

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FairVote's Predictions for Close U.S. House Races

Posted on What's New Theodore Landsman on November 08, 2016
FairVote's Predictions for Close U.S. House Races

For all but a few of these voters, the outcomes of U.S. House races are all-but predetermined. FairVote projects that the Democrats are certain win 158 seats, and Republicans 195, the remaining 82 races are less certain, but only a handful are truly competitive. Our full forecast is 192 seats for the Democrats, 243 seats for the Republicans.

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