The Democratic Party of California formally endorsed a plan aimed at more voters having influence in the choice of their party's presidential candidate. The American Plan, which was the only alternaitve explicitly mentioned in the DNC's Commission on Presidential Nomination Timing and Scheduling 2005 report, has been steadily gathering enthusiasm in California where grassroots supporters have been attracting attention to the plan one county committee after another. The state party's decision to back the plan is the first state party to take this bold step, though the Young Democrats of America endorsed the American Plan in 2005.
Unlike our current front-loaded primary schedule, the American Plan
combines random order with increasing state size to yield a schedule
that gives many more people the chance to play a meaningful role in
choosing presidential nominees. FairVote was the first national
organization to endorse the plan and has helped boost it with writing
[ About American Plan ]
[ FairVote oped in the Manchester Times Union ]
Everyone's vote should be equal when electing the president, no matter where they live. FairVote is a leader in the campaign to establish a national popular vote for president, and recommends that political parties establish a schedule and rules to promote all states having a meaningful vote in nomination contests.
California Democrats Endorse the American Plan
Biggest state in the nation gives clarion call for a voice in presidential primaries