Revitalizing Democracy: Final-Five Voting

Press Highlights

Press Highlights

Opinion: Wisconsin should adopt innovative Final-Five Voting as one cure for political polarization
Dale Kooyenga and Daniel Riemer
May 20, 2020


“Why not make Wisconsin a leader in advancing election reform? We hope this starts a robust conversation about that question. Let’s consider this together.”

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Could adding competition to elections break the gridlock in Wisconsin, and beyond?
Peter Cameron
March 26, 2020


“With a pair of symbiotic electoral innovations, a national movement is attempting to blast an icebreaker through our frozen governments. And one group in Wisconsin, Democracy Found, is hoping to introduce these two ideas in the state legislature next year.”

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Katherine Gehl, Austin Ramirez shift into gear with Wisconsin nonpartisan initiative
Rich Kirchen
May 22, 2019


“A nonpartisan group that includes Milwaukee-area business executives Andy Nunemaker, David Lubar, Greg Marcus, Katherine Gehl and Austin Ramirez is shifting into action in its push to reduce the advantages of Republican and Democratic candidates at the political extremes.”

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Could Ranked-Choice Voting Cure Wisconsin’s Polarized Politics?
Larry Sandler
August 10, 2020


“The Wisconsin organization, founded by Milwaukee-area business leaders Katherine Gehl and Austin Ramirez, advocates ranked-choice voting for this state’s U.S. House and Senate elections.”

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Legislators in lockstep
Mike Nichols
October 2019


“Election reforms that are designed to wrest control from the major parties and to fix political dysfunction are gaining support.”

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Ross Perot changed American politics by disrupting Republicans and Democrats alike.
Katherine M. Gehl and Sara Eskrich
July 11, 2019


“Ross Perot may not have won the election, but he introduced healthy competition, however briefly, into an otherwise duopolistic industry and in so doing, won tangible results for the country.”

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A nonpartisan business case for political innovation in Wisconsin elections.
Sara Eskrich
December 4, 2019


“Sara Eskrich, Executive Director of Democracy Found, spoke to members of the Rotary Club of Madison. She has herself been in electoral politics, as a Madison alder, and she is concerned that policy decisions are often stymied by politics.”

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Can Competition Fix Our Politics Industry?
Katherine Gehl
June 16, 2020


“On WHBY’s Fresh Take, Katherine Gehl described the central idea of her newly published book, Final Five Voting, and explained how targeting reforms at Congress can fix other problems too.”

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Sara Eskrich
Executive Director

262.290.8679
sara@democracyfound.org