Hannah Michelle Bussa | April 20, 2021 After Omaha’s primary on April 6, discussions about rank choice voting were brought to the forefront. Specifically in the mayoral race, rank choice voting could have changed the results of the election. Rank choice voting has been discussed in Nebraska, but after Omaha’s primary election, conversation about it … Continue reading After Omaha’s primary election results, is rank choice voting the path forward?
Coalition building and appealing to voters from both parties are imperative to winning – and governing from the middle for the betterment of all people, regardless of their party affiliation. As such, Nebraska should follow Maine’s lead – once again – when it comes to a revolutionary way to make the results of elections better for, and more responsive to, its entire electorate.
"When we have an opportunity to improve our democracy, we should take that opportunity. Last week, I introduced a bill to improve our government and representatives in the form of ranked-choice Voting."
“We want better choices. We want better candidates, better ideas,” - Cindy Maxwell-Ostdiek
“We’ve come together around this single issue because we want better choices, better candidates,” she told the committee. “We want better ideas for our communities and families, and ranked-choice voting methods will strengthen our elections and improve our representation.”
The problem is that we’ve trained ourselves to be RIGHT. To have “our candidate” and not be open (or pushed) to even consider that there might be an alternative.
Election changes such as ranked-choice voting and nonpartisan primaries are popping up across the country—and are already upending national politics. Russell Berman | January 26, 2021 The ballot measure that Alaska adopted by a narrow margin last fall represents the farthest-reaching changes to any state’s election laws in recent memory, giving a boost to political … Continue reading The Political-Reform Movement Scores Its Biggest Win Yet
Alaska may have shown a way to make our political system reward rather than punish moderation, open the system to new voices and encourage civility. Mike Condray and Jeremy Mayer | January 18, 2021 Who would have thought that the best answer to America’s toxic polarization, the biggest problem in our political system, would come … Continue reading Alaska is a new model for ending toxic political partisanship in America
Alaska’s new voting system makes it hard for Republicans to punish her Maine is currently the only state to use ranked-choice voting statewide. Here's a look at how ranked-choice voting works. (The Washington Post) By Lee Drutman | January 9, 2021 On Friday, Sen. Lisa Murkowksi (R-Alaska) became the first Republican senator to call on … Continue reading There’s a reason why Lisa Murkowski can threaten to leave the Republicans
December 17, 2020 FairVote’s Monopoly Politics is a biennial project conducted before each election cycle to predict the results of all 435 seats in the House of Representatives. First developed in 1997 as a forerunner to the Cook Partisan Voting Index and later refined to systematize its weighting of incumbency, Monopoly Politics’ influential methodology relies … Continue reading Monopoly Politics 2020: The Root of Dysfunction in the U.S. House of Representatives