Two of the leading experts on the California’s top-two system of voting recently went head-to-head in debate
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What a long strange trip it has been. I am still happily shocked that the people of Maine have now spoken via the ballot, twice, to insist that We the People are indeed in charge. Let’s hope our Representatives now represent us.
Last week, Maine’s Ranked Choice Voting campaign found an unlikely ally: Katniss Everdeen
I had the pleasure of sitting down with Robert Wiblin of 80,000 Hours to talk about The Center for Election Science and voting methods. Like many 80,000 Hours interviews—which is a great podcast to listen to in general—this interview was long and detailed.
New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver advocates that New Mexico switch to a semi-closed primary
The accusations by entrenched Republican elites in Maine does not change these facts. Republican leaders, sadly and apparently afraid of actually needing to convince the majority of Mainers to support their candidates and policies, have decided to now oppose RCV.
In a partisan political environment, independent or unaffiliated voters now represent the largest voting bloc
California’s new top-two system has created wave of confusion among voters leading to rise in spoilt ballots
Please don’t miss this chance to fundamentally level the playing field and improve our system of voting. We may never get another chance to upgrade and improve our democratic institutions on a state scale.
The win demonstrates the potential benefits of nonpartisan elections for independents and third party candidates