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Why RCV is good for Utah

March 18, 2021

Amelia Powers Gardner is the Utah County clerk and auditor. She has received national recognition for leading election reforms and innovations. She is the first clerk in the nation to implement mobile voting for overseas and disabled voters and to offer end-to-end automated marriage licenses. Gardner was featured as one of Government Technology’s Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers for 2020. To read her op-ed in its entirety click here

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TBOR West Hits the Ground Running in Utah

June 18, 2020

Following the hiring of Take Back Our Republic’s Western Field Director Clark Caras, TBOR Executive Director John Pudner and GC Jacob Dean held kickoff meetings in western headquarters in Salt Lake City Tuesday. Take Back Our Republic connected with popular podcast host and State Senator Todd Weiler, who has interviewed many of the elected officials and opinion leaders throughout the state. Senator Weiler is well versed in the complete list of possible reforms ideas and offered valuable constructive criticism on […]

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How Instant Runoff Can Help In GA Post Covid-19

March 30, 2020

Josh Jones joined Martha Zoller on her morning radio show last week to discuss how Instant Runoffs could benefit the state of Georgia not only financially but also from a health standpoint post Covid-19 since instant runoffs would only require you to go to the polls once. To listen to the interview click below.

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Take Back Action Fund Advisory Board Chairman Interviews Johns Creek City Councilman On Instant Runoffs

February 26, 2020

Last week Advisory Board Chairman for Take Back Action Fund (TBAF) Martha Zoller interviewed John’s Creek City Councilman Chris Coughlin. Martha and Chris discussed Instant Runoffs in Georgia. You can listen to the interview below. Take Back Action Fund is the sister organization to Take Back Our Republic. Martha Zoller and Chris Coughlin Interview

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Executive Director John Pudner On Why Instant Runoffs Will Save Money In Georgia

February 13, 2020

“Instant-runoff most importantly saves Georgia a ton of money. The local option wouldjust be saying the locality can use this instead of a traditional run-off if they want andrunning a run-off kills local budgets. For example, DeKalb County has to pay about$300,000 if they end up having to run a run-off. For Fulton County, it’s $1.1 million andfor Cobb County, it’s almost $300,000. So for a lot of these localities, especially smallerones, run-offs are a real budget breaker. If they […]

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John Pudner Talks Instant Runoffs On The Matha Zoller Show

January 14, 2020

Earlier this morning Executive Director John Pudner was a guest on Georgia’s most conservative morning radio show with Martha Zoller. John talked about how instant runoffs help keep voter turnout high and save states millions of dollars in costly runoffs. To listen to the interview in its entirety click below.

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TBOR ED and 140 Others Attend Fulton County Breakfast

January 13, 2020

Take Back Our Republic ED and Take Back Action Fund President John Pudner talked voter reform issues at a breakfast attended by 140 people Saturday morning in Fulton County, Georgia. The newest US Senator, Kelly Loeffler, and State Senate Pro Tem Jan Jones provided updates on the Capitol Hill and the State Capitol in Atlanta. Pudner also met with a local official later in the day regarding a potential measure to save localities and the state money through an election […]

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Sister Group TBAF Featured In AJC

January 10, 2020

Yesterday Take Back Action Fund, the sister organization to Take Back Our Republic, had it’s Instant RUnoff proposal mentioned in the AJC. “The “instant runoff” proposal would require voters to rank candidates for office — first choice, second choice, thus eliminating the need for a second round of voting. The Take Back Action Fund is pushing the change, and has launched a scaled-down website promoting the instant runoff as a way to drive up turnout, reduce election costs and reduce the “spoiler […]

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How Instant Runoff Voting Works And Why It’s Helpful

October 3, 2019

For many reasons, Take Back Our Republic is a strong supporter of Instant Runoffs (also called Ranked Choice Voting). For states that currently have runoffs,  it can eliminate the need for voters to return to the polls almost two months later for a runoff to save money. For states without runoffs, it encourages more ideas, more civil campaigns, and more representative results because candidates know launching vicious attacks makes it hard to get to 50% + 1. We truly believe […]

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TBOR Volunteers Talk Instant Runoffs at GA Event

August 28, 2019

TBOR volunteers attended a GA Fish Fry event this past Saturday to educate guests on Instant Runoff in the state. Our sister organization, Take Back Action Fund, was also represented at the event.  

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