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Search Results for ranked choice voting

Ranked-choice voting wins in court in Maine

August 14th, 2020, 6:11pm by Sam Wang

This afternoon, Judge Lance Walker issued his order in a court case that affects this November’s Senate election. This comes surprisingly fast, just one day after the evidentiary hearing. He finds that plaintiffs, four supporters of Senator Susan Collins, have suffered no constitutional injury from ranked-choice voting. His order gets pretty tart with the plaintiffs, […]

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Tags: governors · Senate

Ranked-choice voting gets a hearing in Maine

August 13th, 2020, 8:07am by Sam Wang

Today in Maine, ranked-choice voting will be considered in federal court for the third time. And our team at Princeton has weighed in. In 2018, ranked-choice voting was used for a federal election for the first time anywhere in the United States, in the 2nd Congressional District of Maine. And it made a difference. Minor-party […]

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Tags: 2018 Election · House

Alaska, this year’s new swing state?

October 4th, 2020, 9:01am by Zachariah Sippy

Alaska is one of the most interesting states this November’s election. Not only is the state competitive in Presidential, Senate, and U.S. House elections, at the state level Democrats are fighting to retain control of the state House and prevent a Republican trifecta.

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Tags: 2020 Election · House · Moneyball · Politics · President · Senate

Counting, conflict, and consequences

November 4th, 2020, 10:03am by Sam Wang

Based on traffic stats, the great majority of you arrived in the last few days. We’re living out some likely events I suggested in September. First, mail-in votes are different this year. They are taking a while to count in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. Second, given the Trump Administration’s attitude to the law, it matters who […]

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Tags: 2020 Election · President · Redistricting · Senate

Electoral innovation at Princeton

September 21st, 2020, 10:22pm by Sam Wang

Many of you are making use of the donation links in the right sidebar. In addition, I call your attention to our own work. We are working in multiple areas: optimizing voter effectiveness in elections, fair districting, and voting reform. This year, we are bringing together all these projects under one umbrella, the Electoral Innovation […]

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Tags: 2020 Election · Princeton · Redistricting

At Labyrinth Books tonight with Dave Daley on Unrigged, his new book on democracy reform

June 18th, 2020, 8:33am by Sam Wang

Tonight at 6:00pm Eastern, I’m looking forward to this conversation with Dave Daley. His new book Unrigged: How Americans Are Battling Back To Save Democracy talks about all the ways that reform is breaking out across the nation. His previous book, Ratf***ed, detailed how partisan gerrymandering was committed in 2010. In Unrigged, he’s broadened his […]

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Tags: 2020 Election · Politics · Redistricting · U.S. Institutions

Support electoral innovation at Princeton!

August 1st, 2018, 12:00pm by Sam Wang

Here at Princeton, we are building activities to foster electoral innovation. Our mission is to find ways to make U.S. democracy more responsive to citizens through application of data, math, and law. We work in several domains. During election years, one of our major projects is the Princeton Election Consortium. We calculate where individual votes […]

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Tags: Princeton · Redistricting