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Portland Voters Overwhelmingly Support Ranked Choice Voting
- Posted: November 3, 2015
In an exit survey in Portland, Maine conducted by FairVote, voters overwhelmingly support Portland's use of ranked choice voting in mayoral elections, find it easy to use, and are increasing the power of their vote by ranking candidates.
FairVote Partners with Civinomics to Release RCV App
- Posted: August 4, 2015
FairVote is pleased to partner with Civinomics to launch a new tool for understanding electoral politics and voter inclinations in multi-seat contests across the United States.
Survey on Ranked Choice Voting in Bay Area Shows Promise for New System
- Posted: April 16, 2015
- Author(s): Sarah John
FairVote Reformer: Winner-Take-All Electoral System is a Loser for Democracy
- Posted: January 23, 2015
- Categories: FairVote Reformer E-Newsletters
After his State of the Union speech on Tuesday, President Barack Obama stressed a vision of "united states." We discuss how this clashes with the unforgiving logic of winner-take-all elections and how the National Popular Vote plan for president would address this in this edition of The Reformer.
FairVote Reformer: Spotlight on Projections in 85% of 2016 Congressional Elections
- Posted: December 15, 2014
- Categories: FairVote Reformer E-Newsletters, Reforms, Fair Voting/Proportional Representation, Home
On November 6, 2014, more than two years before the 2016 congressional elections, FairVote projected the outcomes of the 2016 congressional elections in more than 85% of U.S. house seats. We discuss the ramifications of these projections in this issue of The Reformer.
The Reformer: Special Edition, FairVote's Reforms Featured in Washington Post and New York Times
- Posted: August 27, 2014
- Categories: FairVote Reformer E-Newsletters, Home
We'll be back next month with more detailed news from FairVote, but as summer comes to a close we wanted to share two high-profile commentaries on our core reform proposals.
The Reformer: Encouraging Examples of All-Partisan Support for Reform
- Posted: July 31, 2014
- Author(s): Rebecca Hellmich
- Categories: FairVote Reformer E-Newsletters, Reforms, Voting Rights
With political polarization at its highest point in more than a century, observers often assume opposition to reform is inevitable. But there have been recent developments in bipartisan cooperation for FairVote’s Reform 2020 agenda, which we discuss in this issue of The Reformer.
- Posted: July 29, 2014
- Categories: Reforms
Not only did FairVote executive director Rob Richie finish his first marathon in under 4 hours, but we also met our fundraising goal of $26,200 in donations from new donors that will go toward FairVote's First Million Campaign! And the entire $26,000 will be matched dollar for dollar by generous FairVote board members.
STUDY OF STATEWIDE RECOUNTS PROVIDES INSIGHT ON CONTROLLER RECOUNT
- Posted: July 10, 2014
- Author(s): Dania N. Korkor
- Categories: Reforms, Home
Innovative Analysis: The World Cup of Democracy
- Posted: July 9, 2014
- Author(s): Andrew Douglas, Anthony Ramicone
- Categories: Europe, FairVote Reformer E-Newsletters, Reforms, Research & Analysis, Voting Rights
FairVote regularly publishes Innovative Analysis, an in depth look into what we’ve been researching. The FIFA World Cup is in its final week in Brazil. And while that tournament will eventually crown the best national soccer team in the world, we wondered what it would look like if it was crowning the healthiest electoral democracy in the world. With that in mind, we decided to put together an index that compares electoral health across countries and then apply it to this year’s World Cup.