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DC VRA Passes House Committee on Government Reform 29-4
The DC Fair and Equal House Voting Rights Act of 2006 (H.R. 5388), sponsered by Republicans Tom Davis and Christopher Shays and Democrats Eleanor Holmes Norton and Henry Waxman, highlights the potential of broader statutory reforms like proportional voting. By increasing House size to 437 members, it would give Utah an additional seat that would be elected statewide in 2008 and 2010 by exempting Utah from the 1967 law mandating one-seat House districts. The bill would also increase the size of the Electoral College to 539 electors, greatly reducing the chance of a tie.

On May 18th, H.R. 5388 passed the House Committee on Government Reform by a vote of 29-4. It now moves to the House Judiciary Committee.

[ More about the DC VRA ]
[ More about DC Voting Rights ]
[ The case for a constitutional right to vote ]
[ More about changes to House size ]
[ Jack Kemp Op-Ed in Townhall.com ]

Featured Media:

August 10th 2009
Commentary: A cure for the political nomination process
Cleveland Plain Dealer

FairVote's Rob Richie and Paul Fidalgo offer a way to give everyone a say in presidential nominations while retaining the valuable state-by-state evaluation process. This piece also ran in McClatchy's newswire.

October 29th 2009
Plurality voting rule is the real election spoiler
Baltimore Sun

In the midst of 3-way races in NJ and NY, FairVote board member and 1980 presidential candidate John Anderson makes the case for IRV over our flawed plurality system.

October 19th 2009
A better election system
Lowell Sun

Election expert Doug Amy explains how choice voting can "inject new blood" into the elections of Lowell (MA), and give voters a greater incentive to participate.

October 19th 2009
Mandatory Voting? Automatic Registration? How Un-American!
Huffington Post

President of Air America Media, Mark Green, explains why Instant Runoff Voting, Automatic Registration and Mandatory Voting are not only important but could lead to a more democratic society.