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June 18, 2013
FairVote has consistently been at the forefront of critical analysis of Top Two. Now, we are proud to announce a new Policy Perspective detailing a simple reform that could help to resolve nearly all of Top Two's maladies in a way that both accommodates the goals of Top Two supporters and the criticisms of its opponents.
June 14, 2013
The National Popular Vote plan is poised to pass its halfway mark to implementation after both houses of the Rhode Island General Assembly passed the bill on June 13th with votes of 30-4 in the Senate and 41-31 in the House. The bill earned real bipartisan support, including more than 75% of members of each major party in the state senate.
May 29, 2013
Michelle Bachmann's retirement from Congress ensures that her district joins the vast majority of Congressional districts that will be uncompetitive in the 2014 election.
For more FairVote reports, visit the Research & Analysis section.// May 20, 2013
May has been a big month for FairVote's work advancing a right to vote in the Constitution. In Congress, representatives Mark Pocan and Keith Ellison introduced bill for a right to vote amendment along lines that we have recommended, featuring quotes from FairVote in their news release.
Locally, our hometown of Takoma Park (MD) became the first to pass a resolution in support of a constitutional right to vote and is making concrete commitments to expand suffrage and boost turnout. One significant change: Takoma Park will become the first city in the United States to extend voting rights to residents after they turn 16.
Research HighlightsAndrea Levien // April 30, 2013
Check out FairVote's new Google Map, which shows in detail when and where the presidential and vice presidential candidates held events during the fall campain. The distribution may surprise you.
For more FairVote reports, visit the Research & Analysis section.// April 26, 2013
As part of its biennial Monopoly Politics series on the overriding dominance of partisanship in controlling the outcomes of American congressional elections, FairVote today released its initial projections for its Monopoly Politics 2014 report. The report projects outcomes in 374 of 435 U.S. House elections in 2014 based on current incumbents seeking re-election. Of those 374 races, FairVote projects 211 to be won by Republicans and 163 to be won by Democrats.
On the latest episode of FairVote Voices:
Promoting voting rights and fair voting in Alabama: Legal fellow Drew Spencer interviews Jerome Gray about his career fighting for voting rights in Alabama.
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