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  • How about a side of instant runoff voting?

    To get voters educated -- and to drum up business -- St. Paul restaurants are holding "tasting trials" using instant runoff voting.
  • It's time to elect all U.S. senators

    • Posted: September 4, 2009
    • Author(s): Rob Richie
    • Publication: Miami Herald
    • Categories: FairVote
    Rob Richie, in a piece published throughout McClatchy papers' newswires, explains why convenience and expediency should not trump principle when choosing our U.S. Senators.
  • Rob Richie - It's time to elect all U.S. senators

    In the wake of the death of Ted Kennedy, Massachusetts legislators are debating a change to allow the current Democratic governor to make a short-term appointment. Massachusetts should stand by its law. As Sen. Kennedy said in a May 2005 speech to Congress, "The vast majority of Americans' share our commitment to basic fairness. They agree that there must be fair rules, that we should not unilaterally abandon or break those rules in the middle of the game."
  • And the Winner Is...

    New America's Blair Bobier makes the case that if the Motion Picture Academy can see the wisdom of IRV, so should the state of California as it considers changing to the "top two" primary system.
  • Senators question system of replacing retirees

    • Posted: August 28, 2009
    • Author(s): Jim Abrams
    • Categories: FairVote
    FairVote research is cited in explaining the huge percentage of U.S. Senators who have served without being elected those they represent.
  • A way to restore the people's Senate

    • Posted: August 27, 2009
    • Author(s): Brian Dickerson
    • Publication: Detroit Free Press
    • Categories: FairVote
    Despite moves to change Massachusetts law to allow for appointments to fill Senate vacancies, Dickerson says mandating special elections would be a "fitting tribute" to the late Sen. Kennedy.
  • Replacing Senator Kennedy

    • Posted: August 25, 2009
    • Publication: New York Times
    • Categories: FairVote
    The New York Times cites FairVote research in its opposition to a plan to return Massachusetts to the undemocratic appointment of U.S. Senators to fill vacancies.
  • Successor can wait

    • Posted: August 25, 2009
    • Author(s): Dale McFeatters
    • Publication: Scripps Howard News Service
    • Categories: FairVote
    • Tags: Electronic Voting
    Opinion columnist says that Massachusetts should stick to special elections to fill Senate vacancies, cites FairVote research.
  • Black candidate for Euclid school board to test new voting system

    • Posted: August 21, 2009
    • Author(s): Patrick O'Donnell
    • Publication: Cleveland Plain Dealer
    • Categories: FairVote
    Limited voting, a form of proportional voting, will be used in Euclid (OH), in the hopes of allowing better representation of minorities.
  • An Official Right to Vote

    • Posted: August 13, 2009
    • Author(s): Adam Fogel
    • Publication: The New York Times
    • Categories: FairVote
    FairVote's Adam Fogel responds to a New York Times Editorial about felon disenfranchisement.