Arkansas 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.

March 7th 2009
Opinion: A cheaper, quicker, more civil way to run San Jose elections: instant runoffs
San Jose Mercury News

New America Foundation Political Reform Program Deputy Director Blair Bobier advocates for instant runoff voting as a way to cut the cost of elections in San Jose in half, as IRV would only require one election.

June 15th 2008
Voting commission plagued by problems, limited funds
Associated Press

The Associated Press reports, Election Assistance Commission is experiencing some problems with growth.

May 5th 2008
Summer campaign guide
New York Times Upfront

FairVote's Adam Fogel discusses the surge in youth voter turnout in the presidential primaries.

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.

January 28th 2008
The hunt for delegates
San Jose Mercury News

FairVote's Ryan O'Donnell comments on the impending delegate count and the need for reform in the presidential primary process.

January 6th 2008
Caucuses will face attacks before 2012
DeMoines Register

FairVote's Rob Richie is quoted in this story covering various attempts by the parties to fix the malfunctioning primary schedule.

December 13th 2007
New Jersey Assembly wants electoral votes for popular vote winner

The Assembly voted 43-32 on Thursday to approve legislation delivering the state's 15 electoral votes for president to the winner of the national popular vote.

September 27th 2007
Disillusioned voters challenging electoral system
The Hill

Members of National Popular Vote discuss their plan for direct election of the president, a hope shared by the majority of Americans.

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.

September 7th 2007
Outlook Improves for Quick Action in Senate
The Washington Post

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid hopes to bring the D.C. Voting Rights Bill to the floor during the week of September 17th.

August 31st 2007
Huckabee backs D.C. voting rights bill
The Hill

Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee endorses the D.C. Voting Rights Act. The Senate is set to take action on the bill this fall.

August 26th 2007
Leapfrogging toward a presidential nominee
the Portland Press Herald

Imagine "It's a Wonderful Life" interrupted by negative campaign ads, and you get a sense of what we're in for if the primary states continue to fight to be first.

May 3rd 2007
llinois leads way in breathing life into Electoral College
Medill News Service

This news story on the Illinois House passage of the National Popular Vote bill drives home why we need this fundamental change in our presidential elections.

April 2nd 2007
Making The Popular Vote A Winner

FairVote's Rob Richie and Ryan O'Donnell highlight the success of the national popular vote plan in Maryland's legislature, and impact on fair presidential elections this historic reform success will have.