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Maria Perez of Common Cause talks ranked choice voting in New Mexico

Former FairVote New Mexico director Maria Perez talks about efforts to implement ranked choice voting in Santa Fe in a whirlwind information campaign just a few weeks before its debut RCV election. Now with Common Cause, Perez has continued to champion RCV by coordinating implementation efforts in Las Cruces and continued advocacy statewide. More information on the Santa Fe election: https://www.fairvote.org/2018_election.

16 MIN2019 MAY 31
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Maria Perez of Common Cause talks ranked choice voting in New Mexico

Ranked choice voting and bipartisan collaboration in Utah

Utah Rep. Marc Roberts and former Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck talk about their bipartisan bill to bring ranked choice voting to Utah cities. For more about efforts to spread RCV in Utah, visit utahrcv.com.

24 MIN2019 MAY 3
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Ranked choice voting and bipartisan collaboration in Utah

SCOTUS and the gerrymander: an interview with Kathay Feng of Common Cause

The almighty gerrymander is back before the Supreme Court in a pair of cases in Maryland and North Carolina. Kathay Feng, national redistricting director of Common Cause, explains the significance of the SCOTUS weigh-in on the future of fair maps and competitive elections. https://www.commoncause.org/

26 MIN2019 MAR 26
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SCOTUS and the gerrymander: an interview with Kathay Feng of Common Cause

Larry Lessig and Adam Eichen talk RCV in presidential primaries

Trouble lies ahead for for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, with vote-splitting, 'spoilers' and non-majority outcomes made even more likely with every new candidate who enters the field. Ranked choice voting offers a solution to protect majority outcomes and eliminate split or wasted votes. Larry Lessig and Adam Eichen explain exactly how RCV would work as proposed for New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation presidential primary. Equal Citizens: https://equalcitizens.us RCV in presidential nominations: https://www.fairvote.org/rcv_for_presidential_nominations#what_s_wrong_with_the_way_we_vote_now

26 MIN2019 FEB 27
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Larry Lessig and Adam Eichen talk RCV in presidential primaries

FairVote projects the 2020 House races... already

Law and Policy Director Drew Penrose talks about our Monopoly Politics projections for the 2020 U.S. House of Representatives races.

28 MIN2018 NOV 28
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FairVote projects the 2020 House races... already

David Daley on the threat of gerrymandering to American democracy

FairVote Senior Fellow David Daley is one of the country's foremost authorities on gerrymandering. He is the author of "Ratf**ked: Why Your Vote Doesn't Count" and his writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Washington Post, Slate, Salon and numerous other publications.

31 MIN2018 AUG 30
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David Daley on the threat of gerrymandering to American democracy

Yascha Mounk on democracy and electoral reform

Yascha Mounk is a lecturer on Government at Harvard University, a senior fellow in the Political Reform program at New America and executive director at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change. He is also a contributor to Slate.

17 MIN2018 AUG 14
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Yascha Mounk on democracy and electoral reform

John Brautigam on Maine's ranked choice voting election

John Brautigam, council and senior policy director for the League of Women Voters of Maine, talks about the state's first statewide use of ranked choice voting. Maine is the first state in the Union to use RCV to select statewide offices like governor as well as Congress in modern American political history.

14 MIN2018 JUN 26
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John Brautigam on Maine's ranked choice voting election

E.J. Dionne: We can fix our broken politics

For this episode of the “Voices and Choices” podcast, I spoke with E.J. Dionne, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and columnist for The Washington Post. His latest book (co-written with Norm Ornstein and Thomas Mann) is “One Nation, After Trump,” which outlines the decline of our nation’s politics and lists a series of reforms that the country should adopt to strengthen our democracy. We talked about those reforms – which include ranked choice voting and multi-member districts – and a number of other topics including partisan gerrymandering, vote splitting and why people should be optimistic about the future of our politics.

19 MIN2018 MAY 11
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E.J. Dionne: We can fix our broken politics

Steven Kull: With a crisis in confidence of government, the people are ready for reforms

Steven Kull is a political psychologist and is director of the University of Maryland's Program for Public Consultation. For two decades, he has conducted in-depth studies of public opinion on public policy issues, in the United States and around the world. He has worked extensively with Congress, the State Department and the United Nations to develop surveys that help policymakers gain greater insight into the public values and beliefs on policy issues.

31 MIN2018 APR 19
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Steven Kull: With a crisis in confidence of government, the people are ready for reforms

Latest Episodes

Maria Perez of Common Cause talks ranked choice voting in New Mexico

Former FairVote New Mexico director Maria Perez talks about efforts to implement ranked choice voting in Santa Fe in a whirlwind information campaign just a few weeks before its debut RCV election. Now with Common Cause, Perez has continued to champion RCV by coordinating implementation efforts in Las Cruces and continued advocacy statewide. More information on the Santa Fe election: https://www.fairvote.org/2018_election.

16 MIN2019 MAY 31
Comments
Maria Perez of Common Cause talks ranked choice voting in New Mexico

Ranked choice voting and bipartisan collaboration in Utah

Utah Rep. Marc Roberts and former Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck talk about their bipartisan bill to bring ranked choice voting to Utah cities. For more about efforts to spread RCV in Utah, visit utahrcv.com.

24 MIN2019 MAY 3
Comments
Ranked choice voting and bipartisan collaboration in Utah

SCOTUS and the gerrymander: an interview with Kathay Feng of Common Cause

The almighty gerrymander is back before the Supreme Court in a pair of cases in Maryland and North Carolina. Kathay Feng, national redistricting director of Common Cause, explains the significance of the SCOTUS weigh-in on the future of fair maps and competitive elections. https://www.commoncause.org/

26 MIN2019 MAR 26
Comments
SCOTUS and the gerrymander: an interview with Kathay Feng of Common Cause

Larry Lessig and Adam Eichen talk RCV in presidential primaries

Trouble lies ahead for for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, with vote-splitting, 'spoilers' and non-majority outcomes made even more likely with every new candidate who enters the field. Ranked choice voting offers a solution to protect majority outcomes and eliminate split or wasted votes. Larry Lessig and Adam Eichen explain exactly how RCV would work as proposed for New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation presidential primary. Equal Citizens: https://equalcitizens.us RCV in presidential nominations: https://www.fairvote.org/rcv_for_presidential_nominations#what_s_wrong_with_the_way_we_vote_now

26 MIN2019 FEB 27
Comments
Larry Lessig and Adam Eichen talk RCV in presidential primaries

FairVote projects the 2020 House races... already

Law and Policy Director Drew Penrose talks about our Monopoly Politics projections for the 2020 U.S. House of Representatives races.

28 MIN2018 NOV 28
Comments
FairVote projects the 2020 House races... already

David Daley on the threat of gerrymandering to American democracy

FairVote Senior Fellow David Daley is one of the country's foremost authorities on gerrymandering. He is the author of "Ratf**ked: Why Your Vote Doesn't Count" and his writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Washington Post, Slate, Salon and numerous other publications.

31 MIN2018 AUG 30
Comments
David Daley on the threat of gerrymandering to American democracy

Yascha Mounk on democracy and electoral reform

Yascha Mounk is a lecturer on Government at Harvard University, a senior fellow in the Political Reform program at New America and executive director at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change. He is also a contributor to Slate.

17 MIN2018 AUG 14
Comments
Yascha Mounk on democracy and electoral reform

John Brautigam on Maine's ranked choice voting election

John Brautigam, council and senior policy director for the League of Women Voters of Maine, talks about the state's first statewide use of ranked choice voting. Maine is the first state in the Union to use RCV to select statewide offices like governor as well as Congress in modern American political history.

14 MIN2018 JUN 26
Comments
John Brautigam on Maine's ranked choice voting election

E.J. Dionne: We can fix our broken politics

For this episode of the “Voices and Choices” podcast, I spoke with E.J. Dionne, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and columnist for The Washington Post. His latest book (co-written with Norm Ornstein and Thomas Mann) is “One Nation, After Trump,” which outlines the decline of our nation’s politics and lists a series of reforms that the country should adopt to strengthen our democracy. We talked about those reforms – which include ranked choice voting and multi-member districts – and a number of other topics including partisan gerrymandering, vote splitting and why people should be optimistic about the future of our politics.

19 MIN2018 MAY 11
Comments
E.J. Dionne: We can fix our broken politics

Steven Kull: With a crisis in confidence of government, the people are ready for reforms

Steven Kull is a political psychologist and is director of the University of Maryland's Program for Public Consultation. For two decades, he has conducted in-depth studies of public opinion on public policy issues, in the United States and around the world. He has worked extensively with Congress, the State Department and the United Nations to develop surveys that help policymakers gain greater insight into the public values and beliefs on policy issues.

31 MIN2018 APR 19
Comments
Steven Kull: With a crisis in confidence of government, the people are ready for reforms
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