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Posted on: Dec 21, 2004, Source: AlterNet

When you have <i>Tom Brokaw</I> calling for election reform, it means that something is really wrong.

Posted on: Jul 21, 2004, Source: The Nation

Democrats have an alternative to attacking Ralph Nader &#8211; advocate instant runoff voting systems.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2004, Source: TomPaine.com

The Electoral College system isn't only cumbersome and outdated &#8211; it's anti-democratic.

Posted on: Apr 13, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Advocates of fair elections should work to ensure that we don't have another 'Florida' for the 2004 presidential election -- in Florida or any of the other 15 battleground states.

Posted on: Sep 24, 2003, Source: AlterNet

The rosy view that there is an 'emerging Democratic majority' in the US, must factor in how our 18th century winner-take-all electoral system often maintains minority control despite fewer votes.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2002, Source: AlterNet

On March 5, cities in California and Vermont adopted "instant runoff voting" systems that could crack open American politics to new voices and better choices.

Posted on: Jun 26, 2000, Source: AlterNet

Congressional leaders recently set a whole new standard for raising campaign funds -- now they are shaking down their fellow House members.

Posted on: May 29, 2000, Source: AlterNet

November promises to be a potentially historic shootout for both supporters and opponents of gun control.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2000, Source: AlterNet

It has been eight years since the "Year of the Woman" nearly doubled the number of women in Congress. But the United States still ranks 43rd in the world in its percentage of women elected to its national legislature -- a lower ranking than such nations as Mexico, South Africa or Seychelles.