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Looking at an old system, with a fresh eye

Attempts to abolish the Electoral College: Over 600

Percentage of incumbents re-elected to the U.S. House, 1998-2004: 98.5%

News releases that break down the numbers that make up our democracy in a concise and entertaining way: 1

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FairVote's Innovative Analysis series crunches the numbers, giving a fresh perspective to the news of the day through the lens of electoral reform. Using a combination of raw data and FairVote's own unique insight, Innovative Analysis sheds new light on the way our democracy works today and then highlights ways in which it can be improved to realize the goals of equal voice, equal access, and equal representation in American elections. To get FairVote's Innovative Analysis in your e-mail inbox, write to communications@fairvote.org with "subscribe innovative analysis" in the subject heading.

Recent Innovative Analysis Releases
2009
November 12 - Suffragium Ex Machina

September 15 - Special Edition: The Many Faces of Reform

August 27 - If You Proportionally Allocate, They Will Come

July 17 - Primary Power to the People

June 25 - The Swing States of America

June 11 - New Jersey, Virginia and other States of Flux

May 26 - Get ‘Em (Ready to Vote) While They’re Young

May 14 - Good Things Come to Those Who Rank

February 05 - Michael Steele's RNC Win Helps Show how Instant Runoff Voting Works: Ranked voting methods abound in America culture

January 28 - FairVote Testimony on Ideas for Local Reform

2008
May 14 - Deconstructing the Media's Clinton-Obama Ouija Board

April 03 - Delegating Democracy

February 04 - Understanding Super Tuesday

2007
December 11 - Grand Old Primaries

November 30 - Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the Iowa Democratic Caucus

November 15 - Is There Accountability Without Candidates?

November 08 - Instant Runoffs are a Runaway Hit

October 25 - Nomination by Attrition

October 11 - The Senate Loses its Cool

October 04 - Of Campaigns and Crosswords

September 27 - The Primaries' Premature Nomination Problem

September 20 - Barry Bonds, Blast-offs and Ballots

September 13 - The President of Everyone?

September 06 - The First Shall Be Last

August 30 - To the Spoilers Belong the Victors

August 23 - Growing Polarization

August 16 - History of Congressional District Method for Presidential Elections Fraught with Partisan Intrigue

August 09 - Fuzzy Math

August 02 - The Myth of the Recount Menace

July 26 - '08ers to Big States:
We Only Love You for Your Money


July 19 - The People's House?

July 12 - Electoral College is #1 All-Time Constitutional Target

July 05 - Why is My D Voting Like an R?

June 28 - Electoral College Won't Keep Bloomberg Down