Texas Articles:
August 11th 2009
More Quitters (R-Fla., R-Tex.)
Washington Post

Washington Post editorial bemoans the fact that over a quarter of the nation is represented in the Senate by people that no one elected.

June 28th 2009
Voting rights: Time for new thinking, not rehashed ideas
Sun Sentinel

Mr. Guy examines why new ideas and legislation are needed to ensure minority voting rights after the recent Supreme Court Ruling on Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.

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.

April 4th 2009
Cumulative vote - again
www.amarillo.com

Amarillo voters get ready for another election with cumulative voting.

February 27th 2009
SA election garners record turnout
Rice Thresher

Article about Rice University's February 2009 student elections, which were done using instant runoff voting. Turnout was the highest in over two decades.

January 25th 2009
Uphold the Voting Rights Act
The New York Times

A New York Times editorial urges the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.

November 2nd 2008
Your Career: Should Election Day be a holiday?
MSNBC.com

FairVote's Adam Fogel discusses the importance of paid time-off work to vote on Election Day.

October 28th 2008
When winner takes all, we lose: Fix electoral college now
New York Daily News

Bill Hammond calls for a National Popular Vote to make New York voters matter in the Presidential Election.

July 9th 2008
The push for a popular vote

The Massachusetts House of Representatives is set to vote on the National Popular Vote bill.

May 6th 2008
A better way to elect a president
Boston Globe

Boston Globe columnist, Scot Lehigh, explains the functioning and the virtues of the National Popular Vote plan over the current Electoral College system.

April 28th 2008
Time to run off runoffs
Fort Worth Star Telegram

Texas’ April 8th runoff election experienced a dramatic decline in voter turnout from the March 4th initial round, Rob Richie explains why this huge turnout decrease makes the case for IRV.

April 21st 2008
Instant runoffs worth the time and effort
Amarillo Globe News

Texas’ April 8th runoff election experienced a dramatic decline in voter turnout from the March 4th initial round, Rob Richie explains why this huge turnout decrease makes the case for IRV.

March 19th 2008
Bill aims to join popular vote compact
The Providence Journal

FairVote Rhode Island advances the National Popular Vote Plan in the Ocean State.

February 10th 2008
Plan would sidestep Electoral College
Star Telegram

Associated Press wire story on progress for the National Popular Vote plan.

December 18th 2007
An opportunity to dump the electoral college
NJ.com

Columnist Frank Askin writes about the National Popular Vote plan, and why the time has come to dump the Electoral College.