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Face Off: New Hampshire vs. Iowa

Posted on What's New Molly Rockett, Demarquin Johnson on February 05, 2016
Face Off: New Hampshire vs. Iowa

In this special edition of Primary Focus, we debate the merits of a humorous hypothetical. If one could vote in either Iowa or New Hampshire, which would you choose? The two states proudly boast their nominating contests as the best in the nation, but the debate has never been outlined. This five-point comparison of Iowa’s caucuses and New Hampshire’s primaries is not an endorsement of specific components; rather it is a discussion of nuanced details.

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Primary Focus: The Iowa Caucuses

Posted on What's New Molly Rockett, Demarquin Johnson on February 02, 2016
Primary Focus: The Iowa Caucuses

On Monday, Iowans voted and the rest of the nation waited with bated breath. Our Primary Focus blog series reflects on the results of the Iowa Caucuses.

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Primary Focus: Imagining Better Primaries

Posted on What's New Molly Rockett, Demarquin Johnson on January 28, 2016
Primary Focus: Imagining Better Primaries

As long as we use a primary system that prioritizes some voices over others, the voices of most primary voters across the country are devalued. In a perfect world, what would a fair primary system look like?

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Primary Focus: An Introduction

Posted on What's New Molly Rockett, Demarquin Johnson on January 20, 2016
Primary Focus: An Introduction

FairVote is eager to offer non-partisan commentary throughout the nomination process. Unlike most news sources, we will not focus on candidate speeches, endorsements, or generic results reporting. Instead, our Primary Focus series will assess the systemic components that benefit or harm the voices of Americans.

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#16toVote in D.C.

Posted on What's New Demarquin Johnson on December 13, 2015
#16toVote in D.C.

There is a movement growing in the District of Columbia to pass the “Youth Voting Amendment Act of 2015.” Councilmember Charles Allen (Ward-6) introduced legislation to lower the voting age to 16 for local and federal elections. FairVote is excited to support local residents in this endeavor along with our allies at National Youth Rights Association, CIRCLE, Young Women’s Project, and Youth For National Change.

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