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Six Democratic holdouts on impeachment show the power of partisanship

Posted on Quick News Drew Penrose on October 28, 2019
Six Democratic holdouts on impeachment show the power of partisanship

When it comes to elections to the House of Representatives, partisanship dominates. The fact that there are only six Democratic holdouts on impeachment prove that point. The Fair Representation Act, an antidote to this type of system, would lessen partisanship's chokehold on our government.

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Want to solve gerrymandering? Look no further than the Fair Representation Act

Posted on What's New Adam Ginsburg on July 25, 2019
Want to solve gerrymandering? Look no further than the Fair Representation Act

Why is the Fair Representation Act important? Because it can end congressional gerrymandering. Read more about why the Fair Representation Act is so critical to solving issues of adequate representation in our government.

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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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RIP partisan gerrymandering? State and federal courts deliver harsh blows

Posted on What's New David Daley on January 24, 2018
RIP partisan gerrymandering? State and federal courts deliver harsh blows

Here’s what to be looking for – and reading – today on the redistricting front.

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How to Bring Accountability Back to the House of Representatives

Posted on What's New Theodore Landsman, Marie Lemieux on September 07, 2017
How to Bring Accountability Back to the House of Representatives

We are still more than a year away from the 2018 election. With both parties still regrouping in the aftermath of 2016, and deeply divided, it is an open question what the major issues, messages and scandals will be. However, there is one thing we can already say with near certainty. The number of seats won by each party's candidates will not track the number of votes they received.

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FairVote Files Amicus In Whitford Case Challenging Partisan Gerrymandering

Posted on What's New Drew Penrose on September 06, 2017
FairVote Files Amicus In Whitford Case Challenging Partisan Gerrymandering

Our brief describes how partisan gerrymandering undermines the vision of representative democracy in the United States.

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The Fair Representation Act has been introduced to Congress

Posted on What's New Drew Penrose on June 29, 2017
The Fair Representation Act Has Just Been Introduced to Congress

On June 26, 2017, Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) introduced H.R. 3057: The Fair Representation Act. He was joined by co-sponsors Jamie Raskin (D-MD) and Ro Khanna (D-CA). This is a historic moment. The Fair Representation Act is the most comprehensive approach to reforming congressional elections in United States history. It would truly realize the vision of the House of Representatives as “The People’s House.”

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The Impact of the Fair Representation Act: Latino Voting Rights and Representation in the Southwest

The Impact of the Fair Representation Act: Latino Voting Rights and Representation in the Southwest

With the upcoming launch of the Fair Representation Act, legislation in Congress to end winner-take-all elections, we examine the state of representation of people of color in the current Congress and how it might change with enactment of the Act. This installment looks at the impact on Latino representation in five states in the American Southwest, where more than half of Latino Americans live.

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The Impact of the Fair Representation Act: African American Voting Rights and Representation in the Deep South

The Impact of the Fair Representation Act: African American Voting Rights and Representation in the Deep South

With the upcoming launch of the Fair Representation Act, legislation in Congress to change winner-take-all elections, in the coming week we will examine the state of representation of people of color in the current Congress and how it might change with enactment of the Fair Representation Act. We will start with a focus on African Americans in the South – the region of the country where most African Americans live.

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