Pages tagged "Author paul fidalgo"


For Oscar Nominations, 'Choice' is Clear

Posted on What's New by Paul Fidalgo on January 29, 2010

We here at FairVote are probably a little more interested in the Oscars than most think tanks in DC. Sure, we like movies as much as anyone else, but there's one aspect of the awards that particularly sparks our interest: the Academy's voting system!

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Democrats to Shepherd States in Primaries?

Posted on What's New by Paul Fidalgo on January 13, 2010

A new interview reveals that the DNC Change Commission is recommending that presidential primaries go regional.

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So Long, and Thanks for All the Electoral Votes

Posted on What's New by Paul Fidalgo on January 13, 2010

Two years ago today, Gov. Corzine signed into law New Jersey's participation in the National Popular Vote plan.

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The Value of IRV to the GOP

Posted on What's New by Paul Fidalgo on January 12, 2010

The rise of the Tea Party movement could spell trouble for Republicans due to plurality rules in elections. As many progressives embraced IRV after the Nader-Gore split, so should the GOP take a serious look at backing instant runoff voting.

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The Nation's Katrina Vanden Heuvel Congratulates FairVote's 'Sweet Victories'

Posted on What's New by Paul Fidalgo on January 08, 2010

FairVote got a very flattering shout-out from Nation editor Katrina Vanden Heuvel in her blog today. 

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Nebraska's Pesky Extra Electoral Vote

Posted on What's New by Paul Fidalgo on January 08, 2010

Nebraska State Senator Beau McCoy has introduced legislation to bring unity to his state. No, not by building bridges and roads and other infrastructure, nor in the sense of a coming-together of minds and intentions. Rather, Sen. McCoy is angling to retrieve something very special that many Republicans feel belongs to them: An electoral vote.

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Oakland OKs IRV

Posted on What's New by Paul Fidalgo on January 07, 2010

The city council of Oakland, California overwhelmingly voted on January 5 to adopt instant runoff voting for its mayoral and council elections next year. Voting 6-2, the council is enacting a 2006 voter-approved mandate to implement the reform, a measure that won 69% support.

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Ocean State Un-Vetoes Electoral Reform

Posted on What's New by Paul Fidalgo on January 07, 2010

This past Tuesday, FairVote and its friends in America's most wee state were very happy, as the state legislature reversed the vetoes of two bills close to our hearts: pre-registration and U.S. Senate vacancies.

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Super No More

Posted on What's New by Paul Fidalgo on January 07, 2010

The Democratic National Committee's Change Commission, charged with finding ways to improve and reform the party's presidential nomination process, has released its recommendations, and while they are not nearly as sweeping as we would prefer, there is one particular change that will further democratize the process--should the party adopt the recommendations.

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