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  • A way to restore the people's Senate

    • Posted: August 27, 2009
    • Author(s): Brian Dickerson
    • Publication: Detroit Free Press
    • Categories: FairVote
    Despite moves to change Massachusetts law to allow for appointments to fill Senate vacancies, Dickerson says mandating special elections would be a "fitting tribute" to the late Sen. Kennedy.
  • Replacing Senator Kennedy

    • Posted: August 25, 2009
    • Publication: New York Times
    • Categories: FairVote
    The New York Times cites FairVote research in its opposition to a plan to return Massachusetts to the undemocratic appointment of U.S. Senators to fill vacancies.
  • Successor can wait

    • Posted: August 25, 2009
    • Author(s): Dale McFeatters
    • Publication: Scripps Howard News Service
    • Categories: FairVote
    • Tags: Electronic Voting
    Opinion columnist says that Massachusetts should stick to special elections to fill Senate vacancies, cites FairVote research.
  • Black candidate for Euclid school board to test new voting system

    • Posted: August 21, 2009
    • Author(s): Patrick O'Donnell
    • Publication: Cleveland Plain Dealer
    • Categories: FairVote
    Limited voting, a form of proportional voting, will be used in Euclid (OH), in the hopes of allowing better representation of minorities.
  • An Official Right to Vote

    • Posted: August 13, 2009
    • Author(s): Adam Fogel
    • Publication: The New York Times
    • Categories: FairVote
    FairVote's Adam Fogel responds to a New York Times Editorial about felon disenfranchisement.
  • More Quitters (R-Fla., R-Tex.)

    Washington Post editorial bemoans the fact that over a quarter of the nation is represented in the Senate by people that no one elected.
  • Commentary: A cure for the political nomination process

    • Posted: August 10, 2009
    • Author(s): Rob Richie and Paul Fidalgo
    • Publication: Cleveland Plain Dealer
    • Categories: FairVote
    FairVote's Rob Richie and Paul Fidalgo offer a way to give everyone a say in presidential nominations while retaining the valuable state-by-state evaluation process. This piece also ran in McClatchy's newswire.
  • Election Day Registration

    • Posted: July 27, 2009
    • Publication: Washington Post
    • Categories: FairVote
    Washington Post editorial page comes out in favor of DC's Omnibus Election Reform Act of 2009, which includes several FairVote-backed measures for improvements to registration and increased participation.
  • Ranked-choice voting a better fit for today's elections

    FairVote Minnesota's Jeanne Massey explains how the adoption of IRV in Minneapolis is a much needed and welcome change in light of the current political climate, and hopes that it will be the springboard for movement towards IRV in the entire state.
  • The Right Way to Register Voters

    Editorial by the New York Times comes out in support of efforts now underway in the US Senate to modernize voter registration practices so that we "live up to the ideal of the founders of a nation governed with the consent of the governed."