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National Popular Vote Plan Poised to Pass Halfway Mark with New Win

Posted on What's New by Andrea Levien on 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.

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Election Administration Under National Popular Vote: Simpler Than You Might Think

Posted on What's New by Andrea Levien on May 15, 2013

Not only will the National Popular Vote plan make presidential elections fairer, but it will also maintain each state's autonomy in controlling its own elections. 

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FairVote Maps the 2012 Presidential Campaign

Posted on What's New by Andrea Levien on 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 campaign. The distribution may surprise you.

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FairVote's Top Ten List: The Breakdown of Winner-Take-All Elections

Posted on What's New by Andrea Levien on April 26, 2013

These are the top ten indicators that winner-take-all has led to the breakdown of the American electoral system in both presidential and legislative elections.

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"Battleground Texas" Still Many Years Away

Posted on What's New by Andrea Levien on March 25, 2013

Those seeking to make Texas a battleground state in presidential elections are failing to confront the realities of our winner-take-all voting rules for allocating electoral votes, as well as the increasing rigidity of partisan voting patterns in America. Over the next twenty years, the only way for Texas to ensure that it becomes relevant in presidential elections is to help activate the National Popular Vote plan for president.

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New York Times Perpetuates Myth that Current Electoral College Rules Help Small States

Posted on What's New by Andrea Levien on March 18, 2013

Last week, The New York Times published a long analysis by Adam Liptak about the advantages conferred on small states by their outsized representation in the U.S. Senate. It's an important and revealing article, but one that is marred by its inclusion of the National Popular Vote as part of its analysis. We do applaud Liptak for discussing the National Popular Vote plan, as it is promises to be an historic reform drive that will change the Electoral College as we know it. But the National Popular Vote plan in no way "counteracts" the excess power of small states. In fact, it does just the opposite, giving voters in small states the attention and electoral clout that they deserve in presidential elections.

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2013 Edition of Every Vote Equal: The case for the National Popular Vote Plan

Posted on What's New by Andrea Levien on March 05, 2013

FairVote is pleased to announce that the newest edition of National Popular Vote's Every Vote Equal: A State Based Plan for Electing the President by National Popular Vote, is now available for free download at www.EveryVoteEqual.com. Co-authored by FairVote's executive director Rob Richie, this book explains in detail the need for a national popular vote for president, and the solution to that need: the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. 

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True The Vote Fudges the Numbers in New Turnout Study

Posted on What's New by Andrea Levien on February 28, 2013

True the Vote, an organization dedicated to eradicating voter fraud through controversial methods, issued a report on February 27 concluding that new voter ID laws  not only did not have an adverse impact on turnout in the 2012 elections, but may have increased turnout. But it turns out the report’s authors made a huge methodological mistake.  

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FairVote's Top Three Electoral College Stories of the Week, February 12 to February 19, 2013

Posted on What's New by Andrea Levien on February 19, 2013

Tune in every week for FairVote's favorite news items on the Electoral College and National Popular Vote.

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Geography as a Failed Unit of Representation: Why Fifty States of Equal Population Is No Solution for Presidential Elections

Posted on What's New by Andrea Levien on February 15, 2013

The idea of electing the president with a creative alternative map of the United States in which every state has equal population has drawn sympathetic support from Atlantic writer Jim Fallows. But uneven population of states has little to do with what's broken in presidential elections, just as equal population congressional districts leave us with broken U.S. House elections. We must free ourselves from geographic boundaries and go to the real meaning of one-person, one-vote with the National Popular Vote plan for president and fair voting for Congress.

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