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Federal primary runoffs face low turnout; RCV is potential solution

Posted on What's New Adam Ginsburg on October 18, 2019
Federal primary runoffs face low turnout; RCV is potential solution

FairVote has conducted an analysis of all federal primary elections since 1994 and determined that they face decreased turnout, especially for people of color. Ranked choice voting is a potential solution.

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Support for Ranked Choice Voting grows rapidly in Golden State

Posted on What's New Rob Richie, Adam Ginsburg on October 16, 2019
Support for Ranked Choice Voting grows rapidly in Golden State

Despite a setback this week, Caflifornia reformers have every reason to be optimistic about expanding RCV. A remarkable coalition effort involving major civil rights groups and thousands of grassroots activists came together to urge California Governor Gavin Newsom to allow general law cities and counties to join charter cities and counties in being able to adopt RCV.

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It’s official. DNC approves plans of two states to use ranked choice voting in candidate selection process

Posted on What's New Adam Ginsburg on October 11, 2019
It’s official. DNC approves plans of two states to use ranked choice voting in candidate selection process

On October 11, the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee unanimously approved proposals by state Democratic parties in Hawaii and Kansas to allow voters to cast ranked choice voting (RCV) ballots in their party-run presidential primaries. Learn more here.

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Why America needs the RCV Act

Posted on What's New Adam Ginsburg on September 25, 2019
Why America needs the RCV Act

12 US House members recently introduced the RCV Act, which would adopt RCV in all congressional elections by 2022. By ensuring majority support, eliminating vote-splitting, eradicating costly run-offs, incentivizing diverse 3rd-party perspectives, and encouraging positive campaigns, the RCV Act would make our system work better.

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New poll simulates ranked choice voting in presidential contest

Posted on What's New Adam Ginsburg on September 12, 2019
New poll simulates ranked choice voting in presidential contest

Wondering what Democratic primary would look like with ranked choice voting? A new FairVote poll has you covered.

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Let's debate RCV! It's the reform we need, and a growing number of presidential candidates agree

Posted on What's New Adam Ginsburg on July 30, 2019
Let's debate RCV! It's the reform we need, and a growing number of presidential candidates agree

With the second round of presidential debates beginning, let's examine the candidates' respective stances on ranked choice voting. Let's also take a look at the six states who will be using ranked choice voting to select a Democratic presidential nominee.

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Alaska could be next state to adopt ranked choice voting

Posted on What's New Julia Foodman on July 29, 2019
Alaska could be next state to adopt ranked choice voting

On July 6, Alaskans for Better Elections submitted a three-pronged ballot proposal to improve Alaska's elections by increasing transparency, participation, access, and choice in Alaska's elections. This proposal includes implementation of RCV at the state level, which would make Alaska the second state, after Maine, to implement it statewide.

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25 Candidates. A Splintered Electorate. A Golden Opportunity.

Posted on What's New Adam Ginsburg on June 26, 2019
25 Candidates. A Splintered Electorate. A Golden Opportunity.

With a 25 candidate field, the Democratic Party's nominee selection process underscores the need for ranked choice voting, which would empower voters and encourage civil, positive, and issues-based campaigns.

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Minneapolis voters give ranked choice voting high marks after third RCV election

Posted on What's New Chris Hughes on December 21, 2018
Minneapolis voters give ranked choice voting high marks after third RCV election

A decisive 92 percent majority of Minneapolis voters surveyed after the 2017 election said ranked choice voting was simple.

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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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