“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

Share

“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

Share

“The Conversation: Dissecting a ‘no party preference’ campaign in California”

SacBee: “Two seasoned California campaign strategists, one a Republican and one a Democrat, who advised a “no party prefence” candidate running for secretary of state, discuss the campaign.” Sragow: Dan didn’t make it into the general election for three fundamental … Continue reading

Share