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Victory for National Popular Vote in Colorado
New Endorsements Flow in as Momentum Builds
Welcome to Colorado road signThe National Popular Vote plan for states to join together to guarantee election of the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote cleared the Colorado Senate on April 17th.

Nationally, the drive for legislation in all 50 states is well under way. Bills have been introduced in California, Illinois, Louisiana and Missouri. California and Missouri have scheduled hearings for April 25, and the senate and house bills in Illinois have 25 sponsors, including leading Republicans, Democrats and independents.

Meanwhile, there has been new editorial support, including from the Minneapolis Tribune and columnists Molly Ivins and Jonathan Chait.

[ Minneapolis Tribune, Jonathan Chait in the LA Times, Molly Ivins ]
Profiles of Rob Richie's efforts in [ The Olympian ] and [ Seattle PI ]
FairVote letters in the [ New York Times ], [ Tacoma ] and [ Pittsburgh ]
[ Powerpoint presentation at state legislators' conference (.ppt 535 kB) ]
[ National Popular Vote ]

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.