Pages tagged "Fairvote"


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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Bay State Paper: Electoral College an "˜Insult to Logic' — Pass NPV!

Posted on What's New by Pauline Lejeune on January 08, 2010

The NPV bill had already been introduced in 2008 in Massachusetts, and despite passage in both houses, it failed to be sent to the governor before the legislative session’s end. But the NPV plan remains the best alternative to the current way we elect the president. We agree with the MetroWest Daily News: 2010 is the year to settle it!

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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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Youth Voter Pre-Registration News

Posted on What's New by Adam Fogel on December 08, 2009

The past few weeks have brought us a lot of voter registration news that shows that we are moving closer and closer to a system of universal voter registration.

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R.I. Gov. Thinks 0.0001% Turnout for U.S. Senate Elections is Just Fine

Posted on What's New by Paul Fidalgo on November 10, 2009

Shocking no one but disappointing many, Rhode Island's Gov. Carcieri vetoed legislation that would have mandated a special election in the case of a vacancy in one of the state's U.S. Senate seats.

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