Louisiana Articles:
May 21st 2009
Herbkersman, Richie: Time to run off runoffs
The State

Runoffs after primaries can mean big plunges in voter turnout. Rob Richie and SC State Rep. Bill Herbkersman explain how IRV can achieve both majority consensus and eliminate separate, expensive runoffs.

November 7th 2008
Push to Expand Early Balloting and Voter Rolls
The New York Times

EAC Chair Rosemary Rodriguez and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton endorse universal and automatic voter registration.

July 21st 2008
Influx of Voters Likely to Test New Machines
New York Times

Article on likely problems with voting in November's elections, including a quote from FairVote's Adam Fogel on voting machine shortages.

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.

January 31st 2008
Let's Have Instant Runoffs
Memphis Flyer

Op. ed from Shelby County (TN) commissioner Steven Mulroy advocating instant runoff voting to replace Memphis' expensive city runoff elections.

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 1st 2007
Electoral College Reform?
Washington Lawyer

A thorough look at the ins and out of the Electoral College, featuring insight from FairVote chairman John Anderson in this cover story.

September 13th 2007
Failing Electoral College
The Nation

FairVote executive director Rob Richie explains how the National Popular Vote plan is the solution to the gross inequalities of the Electoral College system.

July 20th 2007
Overhaul Plan for Vote System Will Be Delayed
The New York Times

Congress will delay fixing the nation's voting system until 2012, four years later than planned.

March 26th 2007
Shortsighted House GOP would deny D.C. residents the vote
Townhall.com

Former Republican Vice Presidential nominee, Jack Kemp, urges Congressional Republicans to stop stalling the DC Voting Rights Act (HR 1433).

January 15th 2007
Instant Runoff Voting Is Catching On
Miami Herald

New America Foundation's Steven Hill on the increasing popularity of instant runoff voting and several big wins on November 7, 2006. Ran in McClatchy wire, Sacramento Bee, Miami Herald, Huffington Post, and others.

January 3rd 2007
Instant runoff voting: speaking to voter needs
Seattle Times

FairVote board member Krist Novoselic on the November 2006 victory for instant runoff voting in Pierce County (WA) and how it will work there.

June 15th 2006
Southern States Employ Ranked-Choice Voting to Meet Short Timetables
electiononline.org

Electiononline newsletter quotes FairVote director Rob Richie and applauds the use of Instant Runoff Voting for overseas and military voters.

May 15th 2006
Will Louisiana lead the nation?
OpEdNews

FairVote's Rob Richie comments on a bill in Louisiana could make the state the first of what promises to be dozens of states entering into the National Popular Vote agreement.

May 11th 2006
Louisiana should push for Electoral College reform
Bayou Buzz

FairVote's Rob Richie shows Louisiana has every reason to embrace a national popular vote rather than the current system that ignores the needs of its voters time and time again.