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The Alternative Vote can increase representation of women and people of color in US elections

John, Sarah (2018) The Alternative Vote can increase representation of women and people of color in US elections. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (24 Jul 2018). Blog Entry.

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Across both the states and Congress, those who are elected often do not reflect the age, gender and ethnicity of their constituents. For many, the way that the US elects its politicians is now no longer fit for purpose. In new research, Sarah John looks at local election results in several California jurisdictions before and after the adoption of the Alternative Vote. She finds that the four California cities in the Bay Area that adopted the Alternative Vote saw an increase in the percentage of candidates of color running for office and increases in the probability of female candidates and female candidates of color winning office.

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Additional Information: © 2018 The Author; Online
Divisions: IGA: United States Centre
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Research centres and groups > United States Centre
Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2018 09:46
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2019 23:17

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