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Free Speech on the Ballot: The Case for Fusion

In the 19th century and continuing well into the 20th, the United States saw a proliferation of political parties, many operating within a single state or region, and often achieving a substantial degree of electoral success. The most successful of these coalesced to form what is now the Republican Party.


The Role of Markets in Creating Economic Opportunity for Black Americans

Investing is fundamental to wealth building as every person is limited in the number of hours they have in a day. Without having income derived from investments it becomes increasingly difficult to move up income classes, retire, or build any wealth. Increasing market access for the Black population is vital to any plan for improvement in economic standings.


Five Principles for Faster Vote Counts

Regardless of other variations in state election procedures, every state can adopt best practices to ensure a reasonably quick, accurate, and confidence-inspiring vote count. We know it can be done, because many states already do it.


The Rainey Center on China

The Rainey Center has produced compelling analysis and commentary on a variety of policy issues, including on the shifting geopolitical winds as a result of the rise of China. The following is a compendium of such analysis and commentary from some of the Rainey Center’s many policy experts, offering their perspectives on recent events as they pertain to China.


Protecting Election Security and Integrity in the States

Diminished citizen trust in the integrity of the vote calls into question the results of elections and the legitimacy of the government. American elections are governed at the state level. State legislators must therefore be vigilant in protecting the right to vote and strengthening election security. ‍All Americans desire free, fair, and secure elections. While recent election controversies have created a division between the political parties, there are still numerous common-sense election reforms with bipartisan support. The Rainey Center has identified policy proposals with broad appeal that will increase the security and integrity of elections, strengthening our democracy by protecting the will of the voters.‍