Why We Need The Fair Representation Act

Why we need the Fair Representation Act

The U.S. Constitution does not say how states should elect their Members of the House of Representatives, and states used a variety of methods for most of the nation's history. However, since 1970, every state has elected only one per district in a winner-take-all election, due to a federal law passed in 1967. After nearly half a century of exclusive use of single-winner districts, we need a new standard.

 

 

Elections under the single-winner district system are broken:

 

The Fair Representation Act can help:

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