November 2020 Open Thread

This is the Open Thread for the month of November.

Please leave any tips, announcements, or others things below.

9 thoughts on “November 2020 Open Thread

  1. Just Some Random Guy

    So Alaska and Massachusetts both had referendums for installing Instant Runoff Voting. The Massachusetts one was fairly simple, to basically just hold elections as they are now but with the instant runoff. The Alaska one was more complicated; essentially, it abolished party primaries entirely, had one big primary election for everyone who wanted to run. The 4 people with the most votes would go on to the main election which would be decided by instant runoff voting. The Alaska one also had some measures meant to try to stop dark money, but I’m focusing on the instant runoff part here as that’s most relevant to third party interests.

    The Massachusetts one failed (54.9% no with 99% reporting), but the Alaska one appears to have narrowly passed (50.4% voted yes, with 99% reporting). So it seems a state other than Maine is going to have Instant Runoff Voting statewide, though the Alaska version is a bit more complicated.

  2. nik

    Hmm, I kinda thought there might be a summary of alternative party vote totals here, at least for president. What’s happened to this site?

    The latest I’ve found are
    Jorgensen 1,839,289
    Hawkins 385,197
    De La Fuente 70,778
    La Riva 66,362
    West 62,645
    Blankenship 57,346
    Pierce 43,387
    Carroll 21,995
    All others less than 6,300 votes each

  3. nik

    I mean, there have been five posts since the election, all content from elsewhere, no original IPR analysis at all…

  4. Ryan

    I could post a column about the Indiana Governor election results, the strong performance of the Libertarian candidate, and how the Democratic Party is dying in vast swathes of this country, ready to be replaced for second-party status.

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