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It's Monday, November 5: one day to Election Day, the culmination of a presidential election marathon that started well before the Iowa caucuses last January. We obviously hope every eligible voter on this list participates -- and joins us in a lasting commitment to the right to vote by participating in our Promote Our Vote campaign, building a movement to establish an affirmative right to vote in the Constitution, grounded in local efforts to protect voting rights and boost participation.
We're in the final two weeks of the election, and there's a lot going on in states across the nation as we approach a hugely important election. News from FairVote includes: Krist live on CSPAN, fairvoting.us, Electoral Dysfunction...
- Posted: October 12, 2012
- Author(s): Rob Richie
- Categories: Congressional Elections, Research & Analysis, Redistricting
FairVote has issued its new Monopoly Politics 2012 report on U.S. House elections. The report demonstrates the growing partisan rigidity of voters in U.S. House elections with a detailed state-by-state, district-by-district review of this year's congressional races and the 2010 elections. It includes information on the presidential election results in every 2012 district, how each district's partisanship has changed since 2010 and the likely outcome of the Congressional elections next month.
After Four Years, Which States Made the Cut? FairVote Data on President Obama's State Travels and Preview of 2012 Campaign Analysis
- Posted: September 21, 2012
- Author(s): Andrea Levien
- Categories: Presidential Tracker, Presidential Elections, National Popular Vote
FairVote, a nonpartisan organization that studies elections and proposed election reforms, has tracked and analyzed the travels of President Barack Obama since he took office and of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney since he became his party's presumptive nominee in April.
On June 5, California held its first "top two" primary in races for Congress and state legislature. All candidates competed against one another. Voters cast one vote, and the top two finishers advanced. FairVote today released an analysis of the primaries based on a series of disturbing numbers.
Krist Novoselic has been chairman of the board at FairVote since 2008. He first became politically active while playing bass for the band Nirvana in the early 1990s. Novoselic published his book "Of Grunge and Government: Let's Fix This Broken Democracy" in 2004 and joined the FairVote board in 2005. This is the first of The Chairman's Corner series.
- Posted: May 18, 2012
- Categories: Voting Rights
The Voter Empowerment Act recognizes the obligation of Congress to uphold voting rights for all American citizens. FairVote applauds the 123 U.S. House Members who sponsored the bill, and we call for a greater commitment from Congress to treat the right to vote as an American value.
- Posted: April 5, 2012
- Categories: FairVote Reformer E-Newsletters
It’s income tax season in the United States, and always a good time to think about the basic values of our nation: taxation demands representation, and government is grounded in the consent of the governed. We believe our electoral rules exclude too many Americans from fair representation in government and a fair voice in our elections
- Posted: March 22, 2012
- Categories: Congressional Elections
Contrary to conventional wisdom, current projected delegate totals for frontrunner Mitt Romney are far closer to what they would have been if every state had used a winner-take-all rule for allocating delegates than if they had used proportional allocation of delegates.