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79% of State Legislative Incumbents Had No Primary Opposition this Year | Independent Voter News79% of State Legislative Incumbents Had No Primary Opposition this Year | Independent Voter News

20.4% (1,107) of incumbents had a contested primary this year. This includes 20.6% of Democratic incumbents (497) and 20.3% of Republican incumbents (519). Wyoming. is the only state where over 50% of incumbents seeking re-election had a contested primary

Ranked Choice Voting for Presidential Elections Headed to Maine Governor's Desk | Independent Voter NewsRanked Choice Voting for Presidential Elections Headed to Maine Governor's Desk | Independent Voter News

US House and Senate general elections. Ranked choice voting is slated to be used in two Democratic caucuses (Iowa and Nevada) and 4 Democratic primaries (Alaska, Hawaii, Kansas, and Wyoming) in the 2020 presidential election. Maine, however, could be the

2019 Sees Tremendous Surge in Ranked Choice Legislation Nationwide | Independent Voter News2019 Sees Tremendous Surge in Ranked Choice Legislation Nationwide | Independent Voter News

Massachusetts, Missouri, New Hampshire, and Wyoming call for adopting ranked choice voting for all state and federal offices, as Maine did via referendum in 2016. Bills in Indiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, New York, and Virginia would give local governments

Pro-Voter Groups Stand Up for Safer, Fairer Elections in This Crisis | Independent Voter NewsPro-Voter Groups Stand Up for Safer, Fairer Elections in This Crisis | Independent Voter News

Wyoming was slated to have its primaries on Saturday, April 4. Yet, FairVote’s. Rob Richie and David Daley explained in a recent op-ed why Wyoming is not experiencing the same chaos as Wisconsin. “Officials there simply ended the in-person portion of the

Opinion: Ranked Choice Voting Must Be A Part of the Coronavirus Elections Fix | Independent Voter NewsOpinion: Ranked Choice Voting Must Be A Part of the Coronavirus Elections Fix | Independent Voter News

front of us: Expand early voting by mail as well as. ranked-choice voting. Five Democratic contests this year — in Nevada last month and. Wyoming, Alaska, Hawaii and Kansas later this spring. — allowed voters who cast ballots early to rank their favorite

It’s Time for Electoral Integrity in a Representative Democracy | Independent Voter NewsIt’s Time for Electoral Integrity in a Representative Democracy | Independent Voter News

over the past 20 years that the United States is a representative democracy in which not all votes count the same. Per capita, individual voters in Wyoming and North Dakota have a far greater impact on the results of the electoral college or decisions in

Ranked Choice Voting in Presidential Primaries: Higher Turnout, More Choice, Greater Confidence | Independent Voter NewsRanked Choice Voting in Presidential Primaries: Higher Turnout, More Choice, Greater Confidence | Independent Voter News

Alaska, Wyoming, Kansas, and Hawaii transitioned from caucuses to all-mail RCV primaries, the combination resulting in a spike in turnout: Source: FairVote. Kansas, in particular, is a noteworthy success story, seeing as turnout increased nearly 300% from the

10 States Where Party Planners Can Host (and Avoid) Representative Primaries | Independent Voter News10 States Where Party Planners Can Host (and Avoid) Representative Primaries | Independent Voter News

bright red now on the Electoral College map: Wyoming (83 percent). Arkansas (83 percent). New Hampshire (82 percent). Maine (82 percent). Alabama (81 percent). Massachusetts (80 percent). West Virginia (80 percent). Utah (78 percent). Mississippi (78 percent

Groundbreaking Poll Shows One Primary Rival Beats Biden in Head-to-Head Contest | Independent Voter NewsGroundbreaking Poll Shows One Primary Rival Beats Biden in Head-to-Head Contest | Independent Voter News

'". Ranked choice voting will be used in 4 Democratic caucuses (Iowa and Nevada) and 4 Democratic primaries (Alaska, Hawaii, Kansas, and Wyoming) in 2020. Maine recently became the first state to adopt ranked choice voting for presidential elections. What is

Ranked Choice Voting Is Under Attack | Independent Voter NewsRanked Choice Voting Is Under Attack | Independent Voter News

And the press has taken notice. Ranked choice voting comes under attack in the media. as it makes its way toward becoming official election policy in Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Hampshire, and Wyoming. One analyst