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How the Academy Can Save Face With Better Elections

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So that's the story. The last two years the Academy has omitted nonwhite nominees at an alarming rate, but the trend appears not to be as severe as one might initially fear. Even so, there are still issues once we continue to crunch the numbers.


The Academy now has some questions to ask itself. It has to confront what it wants its voter makeup to be, such as not being all older white guys. And it has to decide how diverse--not just in race, but in all features--it wants its nominees to be. That it can do by carefully considering its voting method. This last point can't be emphasized enough. The choice of voting method--though seemingly trivial--is far from it. And the Academy's image is riding on it.

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Aaron Hamlin is the executive director of The Center for Election Science. He's a licensed attorney with two additional graduate degrees in the social sciences. As an expert on voting methods, he's consulted for The Webby Awards, the (more...)
 
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