Alaska Articles:
October 1st 2009
Doing the Deed of Democracy
The Ester Republic

Fairbanks Borough should adopt IRV so that we can raise voter turnout and gain a candidate elected by the majority of the people.

February 25th 2009
More economical solution to costly special election
Gazette

FairVote Democracy Fellow Erik Connell details the pitfalls of runoff elections: cost and low turnout. He advocates instant runoff voting as the solution to these problems.

February 18th 2009
‘We’ll Take It’
The New York Times

The New York Times Editorial Board endorses the DC Voting Rights Act of 2009.

October 30th 2008
Feds must modernize voter registration to end fraud
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

In an opinion piece, FairVote's Rob Richie and Adam Fogel explain how federal and state officials can modernize the U.S. voter registration system.

October 4th 2007
Fumbling toward democracy
The Hill

FairVote’s program director argues that states should use elections to fill U.S. Senate vacancies.

October 2nd 2007
Keep it simple with a national popular vote
The Politico

FairVote's executive director supports a national popular vote for president over allocating electors by congressional district.

September 6th 2007
Proposed reform of Electoral College wouldn't make voting any more fair
San Jose Mercury News

FairVote executive director Rob Richie skewers the congressional district system for awarding electoral votes.

August 30th 2007
Stealing the 2008 Vote
TomPaine.com

If you thought Tom DeLay's Texas gerrymandering scam in 2003 was bad, just wait. Now partisans are seeking to steal the 2008 presidential election.

August 29th 2007
If Presidential Campaigns Were Pennant Races--The Republican Scheme on California's Electoral Votes
California Progress Report

American Plan inventor Tom Gangale uses baseball to explain the problems with allocating votes by congressional district.

June 14th 2007
D.C. Vote Bill Wins Big in Senate Panel
The Washington Post

The DC House Voting Rights Act of 2007 passed a key Senate committee and now moves to the floor for a historic vote.

March 18th 2005
Two-Thirds of Provisional ballots Counted, But Wide Variations Between States
The Californian: North County Times

Wide variations exist regarding how provisional ballots are counted. Voters in one region of the country are more likely to have their votes counted than those in other regions.

August 11th 2004
The Global Spread of Preferential Voting:
Australian Journal of Political Science

November 25th 2002

Daily Standard

In this letter to the editor, an advocate of Californians for Electoral Reform points out that the remedy to the spoiler effect is not eliminating third parties, but abandoning the plurality voting in favor of instant runoff voting (IRV).

August 29th 2002
IRV Supporters Say Partisanship Sunk Alaska Ballot Measure
ElectionLine.org

Fairvote's Robert Richie blames partisan politics for this week's defeat of Ballot Measure 1 in Alaska at an American Political Science Association panel discussion.

August 28th 2002
Voters Reject Instant Runoff System
MSNBC.com

FairVote's Eric Olson is quoted on the positive effects instant runoff voting (IRV) can have for third parties in Alaskan elections.