“Next secretary of state wants to get rid of Mississippi’s Jim Crow-era election law”

Clarion Ledger: Secretary of State-elect Michael Watson says he will push to change Mississippi’s controversial two-part election process for statewide candidates. “I’m definitely supportive of moving away from the current system,” the Republican state senator told the Clarion Ledger Tuesday as he discussed … Continue reading

Share

“Pleasant Grove voting method changed to cumulative voting, according to approved settlement”

Al.com: A federal district judge approved a proposed settlement in the voting rights lawsuit between the Alabama NAACP, Pleasant Grove residents Eric Calhoun, and Jennifer Ford and the city of Pleasant Grove. The settlement changes the city’s election method to cumulative voting. … Continue reading

Share

Kathryn Murdoch, Daughter-in-Law of Rupert, Putting Big Bucks Behind Election Reform Group

John Schwartz in the NYT: Now, working with the nonpartisan group Unite America, she is connecting like-minded organizations that are trying to overhaul the democratic process of voting to make it less likely to reward partisanship. She is also raising funds to ensure that … Continue reading

Share

“FairVote/YouGov ‘Ranked Choice’ Poll Throws Floodlight on Better Ways to Gauge Democratic Voter Preferences in Crowded Presidential Field”

Release: A first-of-its-kind FairVote/YouGov poll of Democratic voters in the 2020 presidential race showcases the benefits of surveying through a ranked choice lens — allowing voters to rank issues and candidates in order of preference and giving greater insight into the state … Continue reading

Share

Maine: “Poliquin drops challenge to ranked-choice voting, clearing way for Golden to take seat in Congress”

Portland Press Herald: With two courts ruling against him, the Republican will no longer dispute Jared Golden’s election, but maintains that Maine’s voter-approved system is unconstitutional and illegal. Rep. Bruce Poliquin on Monday dropped his legal challenge to the ranked-choice … Continue reading

Share

Should the Three Judge Court Order Ranked Choice Voting for 2018 in North Carolina Partisan Gerrymandering Case?

David Daley: It’s a necessary step if North Carolina wants a congressional delegation that reflects the state’s closely divided nature. Without this action, it would be easy for Republicans to exploit the slow-moving legal process, appeal to the U.S. Supreme … Continue reading

Share