A nationwide battle to push for use of ranked choice voting is underway and the first shots have already been let loose
American Local Elections articles on Democracy Chronicles
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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.
The win demonstrates the potential benefits of nonpartisan elections for independents and third party candidates
Five bills in the New York legislature would implement ranked choice voting in New York city primaries
David Axelrod hosted mayors of Boston, New Orleans, Denver and Gary for discussion on the power of city mayors
In one precinct in Thomas County, Georgia not one person exercised their civic duty and cast a ballot
Was evolving authority to state governments a response to the rise of Black political empowerment in American cities?
They go by many names, nonprofits, non-governmental organizations, charities, but what has been their role in promoting democracy?
The New York City public campaign finance system is sending its first real warning signs of trouble
Rivals in mayoral contest are battling over whether city voters should get a chance to re-instate runoff elections