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Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. Introduces Instant Runoff Voting,
Electoral Reform Legislation

November 6, 2001

On November 6, 2001 U.S. Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-Illinois) introduced three pieces of electoral reform legislation.  The three bills are:

H.RES.3232: Instant Runoff Voting in Presidential Elections
To direct the Federal Election Commission to make grants to States which have adopted an instant runoff voting system for presidential elections.
Bill Summary & Status Information Online
Bill Text (.rtf format)

H.J.RES.72: Constitutional Right to Vote
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States regarding the right to vote.
Bill Summary & Status Information Online
Bill Text (.rtf format)

H.CON.RES.263: Presidential Debates
Expressing the sense of Congress that any Presidential candidate should be permitted to participate in debates among candidates if at least 5 percent of respondents in national public opinion polls of all eligible voters support the candidate's election for President or if a majority of respondents in such polls support the candidate's participation in such debates.
Bill Summary & Status Information Online
Bill Text (.rtf format)

The Center urges you to contact your representative to support and co-sponsor H.RES. 3232. To read Rep. Jackson's argument for IRV, click here.

Read an excerpt on instant runoff voting from Rep. Jackson's book, A More Perfect Union: Advancing New American Rights

Press Release from The Center for Voting and Democracy (also available in .rtf format).

"One year after Florida debacle: Jesse Jackson Jr. presses for fundamental election reforms."  This article by John Nichols appeared on The Nation magazine's website on November 7th.

Jesse Jackson Jr. website

 
 
 
 
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