“Ninth Circuit Rules 2-1 that Tucson Can’t Hold City Council Primaries in Districts, and then At-Large Elections in General”

BAN: On November 10, the Ninth Circuit issued this opinion in Public Integrity Alliance v City of Tucson, 15-16142. By a vote of 2-1, the decision says that Tucson’s system of electing city council members violates Equal Protection. Tucson has … Continue reading

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“Ballot (and Voter) ‘Exhaustion’ Under Instant Runoff Voting: An Examination of Four Ranked-Choice Elections”

Craig Burnett and Vladimir Kogan have posted this draft on SSRN (forthcoming, Electoral Studies).  Here is the abstract: Some proponents of municipal election reform advocate for the adoption of Instant Runoff Voting (IRV), a method that allows voters to rank multiple … 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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