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FairVote Minnesota is a leading nonprofit organization in the movement for Ranked Choice Voting (RCV), one of the most significant political reforms in generations. From giving voters more choice to ensuring candidates with majority support to reducing polarization in our...

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Caucus for Ranked Choice Voting, Feb. 1

The anniversary of the January 6th attack on our nation’s Capitol reminded us that our democracy is fragile and the rules of our elections matter more than ever. To build a more inclusive, diverse, responsive, and less polarizing democracy, we need to empower voters with more...

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FairVote MN statement on the anniversary of January 6

Our worst fears about our democracy were realized a year ago today. The horrific events, and those responsible for them, are a stain on our history and our democracy.  A year later, the former president and his allies continue to foment the Big Lie about a stolen 2020 election...

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2021 Bloomington by the Numbers

RANKED CHOICE VOTING BY THE NUMBERS 2021 Key Bloomington Election FindingsBy every measure, Ranked Choice Voting was a success in the 2021 municipal election. The numbers tell the story and underscore voters’ support for RCV. SUMMARY 77% of voters found RCV simple to use 61% of...

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2021 Minneapolis by the Numbers

RANKED CHOICE VOTING BY THE NUMBERS2021 Key Minneapolis Election Findings By every measure, Ranked Choice Voting was a resounding success in the 2021 municipal election. The numbers tell the story and underscore voters’ consistent and overwhelming support for RCV. SUMMARY  54%...

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2021 RCV Election Overview

Executive Summary for Bloomington, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, St. Louis Park and St. Paul 2021 has been a historic year for Ranked Choice Voting in Minnesota. Bloomington, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, St. Louis Park, and St. Paul all used RCV for their municipal elections. Never...

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Bloomington candidates reflect on campaigns, successes

Source: https://www.hometownsource.com/sun_current/community/bloomington/bloomington-candidates-reflect-on-campaigns-successes/article_bfb7c0a2-5875-11ec-b94e-734238960758.html   Mike Hanks Community Editor (Published Dec 6, 2021) When the dust settled days after voting...

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Ranked-choice voting’s benefits were realized

Source: https://www.hometownsource.com/sun_sailor/community/minnetonka/letter-ranked-choice-voting-appears-to-be-a-success/article_e73695a0-417c-11ec-8a92-47e6b73f2f00.html   To the editor:   Thank you to every voter, candidate and election official who participated...

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Shaw: Minnesota needs ranked-choice voting

Original Publication   By Jim Shaw FARGO — One of the great failures in the last session of the Minnesota Legislature was the body's decision to not approve election reform. It’s badly needed. Sen. Kent Eken, DFL-Audubon, pushed a great idea called ranked-choice voting. In a...

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LETTER: Ranked-choice voting appears to be a success

Original Publication    To the Editor: Minnetonka held its first election with ranked-choice voting. Did it measure up to expectations? We had 12 total candidates for three offices, the most ever for a Minnetonka City Council election. With a shorter campaign season and no...

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