Pages tagged "National popular vote"


New York Says Yes to Fair Presidential Elections

Posted on What's New by Andrea Levien on April 16, 2014

New York's passage of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact leaves us 61% of the way to presidential elections in which every vote is equal.

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Big New York Win for National Popular Vote Drive to Reform (Not Abolish!) Electoral College

Posted on What's New by Andrea Levien on April 04, 2014

With resounding wins in both chambers of the New York State Legislature, the National Popular Vote movement has further demonstrated its strong bipartisan support.

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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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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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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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