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Entries by Rob Richie from 09/2009

And the Oscar for Best Voting System Goes to ... Instant Runoff Voting

| Posted 09.02.2009 | Entertainment

Before 1945, the Academy picked classics like Casablanca and Gone with the Wind. But it switched to plurality voting because it can encourage Oscar upsets.

Diebold's End: Consolidation of Largest Voting Companies Shows Need to Reform Elections

| Posted 09.04.2009 | Politics

The United States' largest voting equipment vendor just bought the second-largest, Diebold. 120 million registered voters live in jurisdictions using one of these two companies' systems