The Constitutional Justification for the Fair Representation Act

June 1, 2020 In this analysis, Pamela Keller makes the case for the constitutionality of the The Fair Representation Act (FRA, H.R. 4000). The FRA would require every state to elect Congressional representatives through a form of ranked choice voting known as the “single transferable vote”, use multi-winner rather than single-winner districts, and adopt independent redistricting commissions … Continue reading The Constitutional Justification for the Fair Representation Act

Uncompetitive and unrepresented: Voters locked out of representation

April 17, 2020 In this short analysis, we attempt to estimate the number of voters utterly locked out of representation: those who prefer one party but live in a district that is safe for the opposite party. We do so using the partisanship metric from Monopoly Politics along with estimates of eligible voter populations from the United … Continue reading Uncompetitive and unrepresented: Voters locked out of representation

Sen. Bernie Sanders, at New Hampshire town hall, endorses ranked choice voting

Adam Ginsburg | January 10, 2020 Ranked choice voting rang in the new year with a prominent endorsement: that of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. Sanders, at a December 28 Concord, NH town hall sponsored by Equal Citizens and Open Democracy Action, indicated his support for the method, saying ranked choice voting (RCV) “is something I … Continue reading Sen. Bernie Sanders, at New Hampshire town hall, endorses ranked choice voting

Ranked-choice voting could guarantee that a candidate is elected by a majority

Lawrence Lessig | December 12, 2019 In theory, in a democracy, the majority wins. In reality, in America’s democracy, that’s not always so. The winner of an election in most of America is not necessarily the person supported by a majority. The winner is the one who gets the most votes. Consider the recent Democratic … Continue reading Ranked-choice voting could guarantee that a candidate is elected by a majority