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Medium: RCV-ing the Democratic Primary

We ran an experiment to see how “ranked-choice voting” would work on the current field of Democratic candidates for President. I’m not sure we’ve done it correctly, but I wanted to describe what we’ve done here, and make the data available to others. RCV gives voters...

The Hill: Four questions on the Electoral College

Talk of abolishing the Electoral College has reached a fever pitch—and, as usual in these polarized times, it has become a fierce partisan battle. Democrats have begun to align themselves against the Electoral College. Several senators introduced a bill to abolish it,...

Medium: Equal Citizens March 2019 Update

There could be only one subject for this monthly update: HR1. As I’m sure many of you saw, the House of Representatives passed the most important (small d-) democratic reform package in fifty years — with public funding for congressional campaigns, gerrymandering...

Washington Post: The Trailer

Will ranked-choice voting take over the primaries? On Saturday, Iowa's central Democratic committee met to discuss ways that voters who cannot physically appear at the state's 2020 caucuses might be able to participate — perhaps with ballots that allow them to rank a...

Medium: Electors Freedom Update January 2019

Last week, Equal Citizens founder Larry Lessig and I made a two-hop trip to Olympia, Washington and then Denver, Colorado to present argument in two appeals presenting the same important, unresolved question: can states require that presidential electors vote for the...

Medium: Equal Citizens January 2019 Update

It’s the 15th, which means we owe you a message about where we are and where we’re going. And while we’ve got many sticks in the fire — and one I’m itching to launch asap (more on that soon I hope) — let me use these paragraphs to talk a bit more about what our legal...

Anchorage Daily News: Challenging super PACs in Alaska

We are longtime Alaskans. We’ve not been major donors to any political campaign ourselves but, with some alarm, we watched the deluge of political ads in the run-up to the November elections and could see that millions upon millions of dollars were spent in an attempt...

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