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Entries by Rob Richie from 09/2012

The Nonpartisan Case for National Popular Vote: Al Gore, not GOP Platform, Gets It Right

| Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

Polls show that voters nationwide, including most Republicans, would prefer a national popular vote. Attempts to whip up a partisan fervor over NPV will ultimately fail.

Texas Congressional Redistricting: Beyond Last Week's Section Five Ruling

| Posted 09.07.2012 | Politics

Last week's federal court ruling that Texas's 2011 plans for congressional districts and state legislative districts had both the purpose and effect of further reducing the representation of Texas's already underrepresented racial minority populations is just the state's latest salvo in the redistricting wars.

The Broken Electoral College: Tale of Two Carolinas

| Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics

The vastly differing ways Obama's political team treats North Carolina and South Carolina helps to highlight how state laws governing the Electoral College hurt most states.

Four Crazy Electoral College Rules

| Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics

Discounting the national popular vote and making the presidential race about a few swing states is bad enough, but a closer look at the Electoral College shows how it could get even worse.

Revealing Evidence of Who Votes -- And Who Doesn't -- In Local Elections

| Posted 09.28.2012 | Politics

FairVote conducted an exit survey in the Ward 5 vacancy election for city council in Takoma Park, Maryland. After collecting the exit surveys, we became particularly interested in the demographic data we collected about the participants.