Support for the American Plan
As the American people learn more about the dangers of our front-loaded presidential primary system, they are turning to the "American Plan".  FairVote is working with other groups around the country to improve support for the American Plan.  Click on the links below to learn more about groups that are supporting the American Plan. 

[Young Democrats of America Endorse the American Plan]

[California Young Democrats unanimously support the American Plan]

[Ops-Alaska favors presidential primary reform and the American Plan]

[California Young Democrats press release about the American Plan]

[California State Democratic Chair Art Torres Speaks Up for the American Plan]

Back to Presidential Nomination Schedule.
June 14th 2008
U.S. Should Flunk Electoral College, Sen. Nelson Says
The Tampa Tribune

U.S. Senator Bill Nelson of Florida speaks up about reforming the Presidential Primary Process and abolishing the Electoral College by means of the National Popular Vote legislation.

May 21st 2008
Obama closes in on Democratic nomination
Baltimore Sun

After the Kentucky and the Oregon democrat primaries, Barack Obama is close to the nomination, but he still needs more superdelegates to "claim the prize".

May 14th 2008
Unconventional wisdom: longer nomination helps Democrats
Belleville News Democrat

A Rob Richie Op-Ed explaining how the hotly contested presidential nomination between Obama and Clinton revitalizes the democratic voter turnout for all elections as well as Americans' involvement in politics.

April 3rd 2008
RNC looks to fix 2012 primaries
The Washington Times

An RNC committee approved a proposal to fix the Republican presidential primary process for 2012.

February 15th 2008
Elections: from rank to ranked
The Seattle Times

The Seattle Times discusses ranked choice voting as a good fit for populist Washington.

February 7th 2008
GOP caucus stirs range of opinions
Great Falls Tribune

FairVote's Rob Richie comments on the questionable democratic nature of Republican caucuses.

February 4th 2008
Change: Substantive and Systematic
Asian Week

Asian Week columnist Phil Tajitsu Nash backs FairVote reforms like instant runoff voting and the National Popular Vote plan in a commentary on the 2008 elections

January 28th 2008
The hunt for delegates
San Jose Mercury News

FairVote's Ryan O'Donnell comments on the impending delegate count and the need for reform in the presidential primary process.

November 1st 2007
Fixing The Primary Scramble
National Journal

As part of National Journal's "Insider Interviews" series, Ryan O'Donnell talks about the primary scheduling debacle and what can be done to fix it.

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