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California Legislature Continues Progress on National Popular Vote Campaign
Momentum continues for national multi-state campaign
A picture of the California State FlagOn June 28th, the National Popular Vote Campaign won another victory in the state of California with the passage of AB 2948 by the Senate Elections Committee by a margin of 3-1.

The National Popular Vote plan has been introduced in California, Colorado, Missouri, Illinois, and New York, and recently passed out of committee in the Louisiana state house. The campaign has also found new sponsors in Vermont, Delaware, and Arizona.

[FairVote's press release on approval by California Senate Elections Committee]
[LA Times and Sac Bee endorse NPV]
[ FairVote's press release on California Assembly ]
[ Associated Press on NPV ]

Featured Media:

August 10th 2009
Commentary: A cure for the political nomination process
Cleveland Plain Dealer

FairVote's Rob Richie and Paul Fidalgo offer a way to give everyone a say in presidential nominations while retaining the valuable state-by-state evaluation process. This piece also ran in McClatchy's newswire.

October 29th 2009
Plurality voting rule is the real election spoiler
Baltimore Sun

In the midst of 3-way races in NJ and NY, FairVote board member and 1980 presidential candidate John Anderson makes the case for IRV over our flawed plurality system.

October 19th 2009
A better election system
Lowell Sun

Election expert Doug Amy explains how choice voting can "inject new blood" into the elections of Lowell (MA), and give voters a greater incentive to participate.

October 19th 2009
Mandatory Voting? Automatic Registration? How Un-American!
Huffington Post

President of Air America Media, Mark Green, explains why Instant Runoff Voting, Automatic Registration and Mandatory Voting are not only important but could lead to a more democratic society.