Fair Representation Act To Reform Congressional Elections
On June 26, 2017, Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) introduced the Fair Representation Act to Reform Congressional Elections, a bill which would enact a series of measures designed to reform congressional elections. Reps. Ro Khanna (D-CA) and Jamie Raskin (D-MD), co-sponsored on the bill.
FairVote Executive Director Rob Richie said, “The Fair Representation Act is the most comprehensive approach to improving congressional elections in American history. It creates an impartial, national standard that gets at the core of FairVote’s mission: Giving voters greater choice, a stronger voice, and a representative democracy that works for all Americans.
The Fair Representation Act would move US House elections into multi-member districts drawn by independent redistricting commissions, and elected through ranked choice voting. The multi-member districts would be effective in states apportioned six or more seats in the House, and would elect three to five Representatives each, depending on the size of the state. Taken together, these three measures would incentivize congressional candidates to appeal to a broader range of voters.