podcast electoral reform

What's in H.R. 1? | ElectionBabe Returns | YDHTY, Ep 86

The For the People Act (colloquially known by its very official name, H.R. 1) passed the House on a predictable near-party line vote. To the right, H.R. 1 represents an attack on electoral integrity on the part of a Democratic-led federal government. To the left, the bill represents a response to...
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Ranked Choice Voting In Florida | YDHTY, Episode 72

In the past election cycle, ranked choice voting gained national attention for its use in Maine and ballot initiatives to bring it to the states of Massachusetts and Alaska. The next few episodes of YDHTY will feature people across the country looking to implement this process at the local level. ...
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How Ballot Access Laws Hurt Third Party Candidates | Richard Winger | YDHTY, EP. 70

Of all the things that make a viable candidate, being able to actually cast a ballot for said candidate is probably the most important characteristic. With each state having its own set of rules around how candidates can qualify for battle access, minor parties and independent candidates looking to...
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Steven Hill | Rebuilding America with the Lessons of Europe | YDHTY, EPisode 67

A recurring theme in the last two presidential election cycles has been the concept of bringing America back to a former state of greatness that has since been lost. Whether in Trump's "Make America Great Again" or Biden's much less catchy "Build Back Better" (sorry - but Trump, for his faults,...
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Californians for Electoral Reform | YDHTY - EPISODE 62

Since 1993, Californians for Electoral Reform (CFER) has been working to bring about ranked choice voting and proportional representation to the state, seeing their first victories in Northern California in the late 90's and early 2000's. This week, CFER co-presidents Steve Chessin and Kevin Sabo...
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Does America Still Lead the Democratic world? | Douglas amy | YDHTY, EP. 59

In this week's episode of You Don't Have to Yell, Douglas Amy, Professor Emeritus of Politics at Mount Holyoke College, discusses his new website - SecondRateDemocracy.com - which outlines 17 ways the United States is less democratic than other peer nations, and specific forms we can put in place...
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