“Judge Edits ‘Independent’ From Ballot Proposition”

NY Law Journal: A judge Wednesday ordered state elections officials to delete the word “independent” from the description and text of a proposition on November’s general election ballot that would create a new commission to oversee the redrawing of congressional and state … Continue reading

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“In state Capitol, intransigence gives way to bipartisan deal-making”

Important report from Chris Megerian in the LAT.  What’s really interesting is that Chris does not mention either the top-two primary or citizen redistricting as connected to this new (perhaps temporary) period of bipartisan cooperation.  I’ve been skeptical of claims … Continue reading

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“FairVote Proposes Solutions to Florida’s Congressional Redistricting Dilemma in 2014″

FairVote wants to use multimember districts even though those aren’t allowed under a federal statute. “Although one of the remedies conflicts with federal law, there is precedent from Louisiana in 2008 for state action overriding federal law involving congressional elections.” … Continue reading

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65 Ways to Improve Our Democracy

Today the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Commission on Political Reform rolled out its recommendations and report today on strengthening American democracy.   Academics are usually on the outside looking in for such processes, but I was lucky enough to serve as one … Continue reading

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“Governing in a Polarized America: A Bipartisan Blueprint to Strengthen our Democracy”

Release: The Bipartisan Policy Center launched the Commission on Political Reform in 2013 to investigate the causes and consequences of America’s partisan political divide and to advocate for specific reforms that will improve the political process and that will work … Continue reading

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