Santucci's research centers on voting systems and party politics in the United States. He has published extensively on Americans' use of ranked-choice voting and proportional representation. In his capacity as an independent contractor, Santucci prepares reports on whether and how voting-system change might improve diversity in local government.
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Shows that the most recent, runner-up party overwhelming supplied votes to the 'yes' side . Shows elite endorsements tending to come from this party, albeit not exclusively. Highlights a drift in the mass of public opinion, such that reform partners could coordinate.
Presents evidence that suggests the single transferable vote leads parties to diversify their slates, at some cost to legislative discipline. Uses roll-call data from Cincinnati (1929-57) and Worcester, Massachusetts. (1949-60).
Documents conditions leading to the adoption (or not) of single-transferable-vote systems in 24 American cities, 1915-47.