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Voter Choice Act reintroduced in Congress

Posted on What's New Matthew Oberstaedt on October 06, 2021
Voter Choice Act reintroduced in Congress

Senator Michael Bennet and Representative Dean Phillips just reintroduced the Voter Choice Act in Congress, with Senator Angus King as a co-sponsor. The bill empowers communities with the option to reform their own elections by providing funding and technical support to state and local governments that want to switch to ranked choice voting (RCV).

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Maine Legislation Clarifies Ranked Choice Voting Rules for President

Posted on What's New Lucy Kaufman on August 05, 2021
Maine Legislation Clarifies Ranked Choice Voting Rules for President

In June, Maine Governor Janet Mills signed LD 1363, a bill that addressed a number of election issues, among which are valuable clarifications on how ranked choice voting (RCV) will work in presidential primaries and how its results will be reported in the 2024 general election for president.

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Major win for ranked choice voting in Colorado

Posted on What's New Elena Gilbertson Hall on June 28, 2021
Major win for ranked choice voting in Colorado

With the passage of ranked choice voting (RCV) legislation in states across the US, the voting system is proving to have wide bipartisan appeal. Today, Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed a bill to make it easier for Colorado cities to opt-in to RCV by giving them technical support through their county clerks’ offices

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House passes the Voting Rights Advancement Act

Posted on Quick News David O'brien on December 06, 2019
House passes the Voting Rights Advancement Act

The House of Representatives passed HR4. The bill would restore the preclearance provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, empowering the Department of Justice to stop voter suppression laws before they go into effect.

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Gerrymandering Antidote: the Fair Representation Act

Posted on What's New Drew Penrose, Ben Lempert on June 28, 2019
Gerrymandering Antidote: the Fair Representation Act

The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that federal courts have no constitutional role to play in preventing partisan gerrymandering. However, the legislative branch can, in fact, act to mitigate the nefarious effects of gerrymandering. It should do that by passing the Fair Representation Act, which would institute a different election system: the single-transferable vote form of ranked choice voting.

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Ranked choice voting reaffirmed in latest court challenge

Posted on What's New Drew Penrose on December 13, 2018
 Ranked choice voting reaffirmed in latest court challenge

U.S. District Court Judge Lance Walker's ruling is the latest in a long history of cases that reaffirm and strengthen the constitutionality of Ranked choice voting.

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FairVote files amicus brief in Santa Clara voting rights case

Posted on What's New Drew Penrose on July 12, 2018
FairVote files amicus brief in Santa Clara voting rights case

Santa Clara is a great example of a place where ranked choice voting offers a clear advantage over a single-winner district remedy.

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