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How to fix the American political system from within

Governance / News November 8, 2014

Olympia Snowe is no quitter. The former Republican U.S. senator from Maine, known as much for her pragmatic grace as her stiff backbone, disappointed many when she decided in 2012 not to run for a fourth term. Her political moderation…

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Modest steps can help fix Congress, says Jason Grumet

Governance / News November 4, 2014

We live in a closely divided, ideologically sorted, and politically polarized nation. Despite these deep-seated differences, there is one view shared by nearly all Americans: “Congress isn’t working.” Many believe the dysfunction is structural – even permanent – and fear…

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George Mitchell: Partisan gridlock now worst ever

/ News November 16, 2011

“Never in American history has Congress been popular” with the American public, Mitchell said, but the current level of public unhappiness with lawmakers is unprecedented. Mitchell said redistricting of Congress has, over the years, made very few House seats competitive….

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State GOP Pushes to Alter 2012 Math

/ News September 17, 2011

“It’s likely to benefit Republicans,” said John Fortier, an Electoral College expert at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, who argued that Pennsylvania leans Democratic in elections that are close nationwide. Mr. Fortier said that if Mr. Obama won Pennsylvania…

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Electoral college switch could hurt Obama in 2012

/ News September 14, 2011

The U.S. presidential election is not a national contest, but instead is a state-by-state effort to assemble a majority of the 538 electoral votes apportioned to the states by population. “It would be harder for Democrats to win in a…

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Time to End Hyper-Partisanship

Dan Glickman / News November 2, 2010

Political pundits will be cogitating for months about the long term implications of yesterday’s congressional elections. But if the voice of the people illustrates anything, it is that the Americans are worried and anxious about their economic future, and want…

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Why 2010 doesn’t have to be a repeat of 1994

Dan Glickman / News September 24, 2010

Political analysts routinely argue that we are heading for a ‘wave’ election come November. But my 1994 Congressional re-election defeat in Kansas suggests that waves aren’t inevitable, and that there are several lessons that incumbents today might apply to their…

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Making Ohio’s Electoral System a National Model

Governance / December 10, 2014 2:31 p.m. to 2:31 p.m. ET

Over the next two years, Ohio will again engage in debates about redistricting reform, early voting, voter registration and provisional ballots.

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A National Conversation on Electoral Reform

Governance / October 15, 2013 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET

The event convened current and former elected officials and election experts for a town hall meeting and panel discussion exploring issues related to elections such as redistricting, primary reform, and resolving disputed elections.

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Ohio Voters Approve State Legislative Redistricting Reform

Michael Thorning / Blog November 4, 2015

Ohio voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a ballot measure aimed at making redistricting a more inclusive, bipartisan process.

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