Electoral Reform

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Democrats, GOP Push Back Against Partisan Election Audits
Matt Germer

From PEW:

Partisan election investigations violate the tenets of independent auditing processes. Such processes are designed to protect the security of election equipment, maintain the…

Everyone Won with Ranked-Choice Voting in NYC
Jonathan Bydlak & Matt Germer

Initial Election Night results in the New York City mayoral contest seemed to declare the race all but over.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams pulled in 31.7 percent of the vote, good enough…

, The Fulcrum
The 3 main reasons conservatives oppose HR 1
Jonathan Bydlak & Anthony Marcum

From The Fulcrum:

In a March report on HR 1, R Street Institute experts Anthony Marcum and Jonathan Bydlak wrote that decentralized elections also offer a security advantage. “It is challenging…

Steps to Enhance Election Integrity
Marc Hyden & Steven Greenhut
[19] Elections Infrastructure Government Coordinating Council and Sector Coordinating Council’s Joint COVID Working Group, “Ballot Drop Box,” Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency…

, Houston Chronicle
Ranked choice voting would improve Texas voting
Matt Germer

While the battles over voter “fraud” and “suppression” have taken up all the oxygen in the room, there’s a fundamental flaw that we aren’t talking about in Texas enough. It’s when two…

, CLC
Democrats and Republicans Agree on Importance of Ending Gerrymandering
William Gray

A poll conducted this year by the right-leaning R Street Institute found that 57% of Republican voters support IRCs.

, Times Union
An attack on democracy
Paul Rosenzweig

From Times Union:

We need a commission to figure out what has radicalized so many Americans that thousands of them would journey to Washington at the behest of a politician who openly sought to…

, American Press Institute
How to Cover Election Administration in the Midst of a Pandemic
Paul Rosenzweig

From American Press Institute:

R Street: R Street Institute describes itself as a “nonprofit, nonpartisan, public policy research organization whose mission is to engage in policy research and…

Ranked-Choice Voting: A Conservative Election Reform
Matt Germer

“[T]he thinking conservative understands that permanence and change must be recognized and reconciled in a vigorous society.”

When Russell Kirk penned his famous “Ten Conservative…

, The Newnan Times-Herald
Boycotting the Boycott
Marc Hyden

On a recent trip, I settled into the comfortable seats of my Delta Airlines flight. After landing, I frantically refreshed my phone to see how my Atlanta Braves were faring and enjoyed a couple mixed…

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