Blog posts & op-eds
- "Utah's new kind of ranked-choice voting could hurt political minorities — and sometimes even the majority" (with Benjamin Reilly). LSE's USA Politics & Policy, Jan. 23, 2020. — "But if voting is polarized — in partisan, ideological, or racial terms — block preferential voting could lock out the opposition."
- "Ranked-choice voting and the future of small-d democracy in New York." New York Daily News, Nov. 14, 2019. — "As long as people keep pushing the single-winner form, Republicans and voting-rights groups are likely to keep fighting it."
- "Factional voting in local elections: The case of Cambridge, MA." Urban Affairs Forum, Feb. 7, 2019. — "Ballot-level data back to 1997 [show] that this Democratic city now has some organized factions."
- "Why adopting proportional voting may bring back the big-tent political party." LSE's USA Politics & Policy, Nov. 5, 2018. — "Parties still will want to win their majorities. The difference is that, with multi-winner ranked-choice, they’ll have to cater to protest voters."
- "Maine's election shows that ranked-choice voting is hot right now. But we have been here before." LSE's USA Politics & Policy, Jun. 15, 2018. — "RCV fits perfectly where a majority of people cannot agree on just one candidate, but they all dislike the opposition."
- "How ranked-choice voting could empower independents and make American elections more inclusive" (with Larry Diamond). Scholars Strategy Network, Feb. 9, 2018.
- "Maine's citizens passed 'ranked-choice voting.' Why did Republicans shoot it down?" The Monkey Cage/Washington Post, May 31, 2017. — "To understand why, we need to examine how swing voters will use second-place rankings."
- "Past experience shows that proportional representation is possible in the US. But there are tradeoffs." LSE's USA Politics & Policy, Dec. 21, 2016. — "You need a diverse coalition of groups. Part of this must come from the current majority. The rest has to come from losing parties."
- "Will ranked-choice voting succeed in Maine? That depends on the Democrats." The Monkey Cage/Washington Post, Oct. 13, 2016. — "Changes to voting laws often are driven by interests of political parties."
- "How to map political data free-of-charge." ElectionGuide Digest, Feb. 15, 2013. — "Contrary to conventional wisdom, one does not need special skills or expensive software to make maps like these."
- «Le scrutin proportionnel aux États-Unis est-il envisageable?» Blogue génératrice/Radio-Canada, May 17, 2012. — "Recent years in Congress have shown that 'governability problems' also are possible under first-past-the-post."
Podcasts & webinars
- "Breaking Polarization: The Promise and Perils of Election Reform" (webinar), Panic at the Polls (with Lee Drutman, organized by Drexel University libraries), Oct. 27, 2020.
- "After primary election problems during COVID-19, are we ready for November?" (podcast), KYW In Depth (hosted by Char Reese), Jun. 12, 2020.
- "Episode 61: Can America Become a Multiparty System?" (podcast), The Science of Politics (with Lee Drutman, hosted by Matt Grossman), Jan. 29, 2020.
- "Episode 14: Spoiled" (podcast), Tatter (Prof. Michael Sargent, Bates College), Jun. 7, 2018.
- "History of Ranked Choice Voting" (webinar), RCV Resource Center, Sep. 8, 2017.
Quoted or cited in the following
- Lopez, Meghan. "Colorado and the city of Denver take a closer look at approval voting for the future of elections." Denver7 ABC, Jan. 29, 2021.
- Stout, Matt. "Who are the out-of-state billionaires backing ranked-choice voting in Massachusetts?" The Boston Globe, Oct. 26, 2020.
- Press, Jessica Blatt. "Ideas We Should Steal: Citizens' Assemblies." The Philadelphia Citizen, Oct. 19, 2020.
- Herz, Nathaniel. "An initiative proposes to overhaul Alaska’s elections. But not everyone thinks they’re broken." Alaska Public Media, Sep. 28, 2020.
- Byrne, Katie. "Could fracking be a deciding issue for 2020 voters in key states?" Fox News, Feb. 28, 2020.
- Camera, Lauren. "Is It the End of the Road for Iowa and New Hampshire?" US News & World Report, Feb. 12, 2020.
- Fortin, Jacey. "Why Ranked-Choice Voting is Having a Moment" The New York Times, Feb. 10, 2020.
- Greenblatt, Alan. "Voting Problems Open the Door to Election Alternatives" Governing, Feb. 5, 2020.
- Brachfeld, Ben. "History shows how ranked-choice voting could weaken party machines." City & State NY, Sep. 25, 2019.
- Armstrong, Katherine J. Ranked Choice Voting in Maine. Technical report, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, September 2019.
- Gaddam, Prachi. "Campus contemplates if they feel the Bern." The Triangle, Mar. 1, 2019.
- Santos, Melissa. "Is it time for WA to give ranked-choice voting a shot?" Crosscut, Feb. 20, 2019.
- Woodard, Colin. "Maine’s pioneering ranked-choice election likely to catch on nationally." Portland Press Herald, Nov. 18, 2018.
- Woodard, Colin. "How ranked-choice voting effort became a partisan flashpoint." Portland Press Herald, Apr. 8, 2018.
- Reichel, Chloe. "Get out the vote: Understanding ranked-choice elections." Journalist's Resource, Nov. 6, 2017.
- Williams, Anthony. "Stop One-Party Rule in Big Cities." CityLab, Oct. 15, 2017.
- Greenblatt, Alan. "What's 'Proportional Voting,' and Why Is It Making a Comeback?" Governing, Aug. 31, 2017.
- "How does ranked choice voting rank?" GrayDC, Oct. 25, 2016.
- Sherwood, Tom. "Voters Cast Ballots Across D.C. Area.; Close Contests Expected." NBC4 Washington, Nov. 3, 2014.
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