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    Maine’s election shows that ranked-choice voting is hot right now. But we have been here before.

Maine’s election shows that ranked-choice voting is hot right now. But we have been here before.

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This week voters in the Pine Tree State chose to continue using ranked-choice voting in state-wide elections. Jack Santucci explains that ranked-choice voting is likely to be adopted in polarized political environments, creating majorities where there currently are none, and as a reaction to unpopular politicians who have won without majorities of votes. He reminds us that the current […]

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    Past experience shows that proportional representation is possible in the US. But there are tradeoffs.

Past experience shows that proportional representation is possible in the US. But there are tradeoffs.

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The way that state and federal government are elected in the US has changed very little in the past two centuries. Yet, the entrenched two-party system has led to increasing calls for electoral reform. One reform, used in many other countries, is proportional representation. Jack Santucci writes that some US cities were actually able to institute proportional representation before […]

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