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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.
- Posted: June 13, 2012
- Categories: Instant Runoff Voting/Ranked Choice Voting, Congressional Elections
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.
Many great things happened in the month of February. See the highlights in our most recent e-newsletter!
- Oscar: Rank Your Choices
- FairVote Featured in High Profile Media
- Ranked Choice Voting Earns Strong Support
- Honor John Anderson and Double your Donation
- Primary Season Resources--And Please Vote!
- Question of the Month
Welcome to 2012! It's a big election year, and there's no shortage of elections to track and reform ideas to explain. We're the nation's go-to resource when it comes to big thinking about election reform - certainly there's rarely been a better time for out-of-the-box approaches to stand up for American votes and our democracy. This issue features: Fair Vote 20th Anniversary- and a Salute to John Anderson, Your Primary Resource: 2012 Election Marathon Underway, Fair Voting Plans for Congress: There is a better way, 84th Academy Awards Showcase Ranked Choice Voting, Question of the Month
- Six cities had ranked choice voting ("IRV") elections this November, with voters being able to rank candidates in order of choice without fear of "spoiling" elections.
- Two more states approved the National Popular Vote plan for president: our biggest (California) and one of our smallest (Vermont).
- Proportional voting had a big year internationally, including being adopted by most Arab nations moving toward democracy. I
- Legislation to establish a constitutional right to vote has 48 sponsors.