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The Impending Disaster of California's Confusing Presidential Primary

The 2016 presidential primaries in California didn’t go smoothly. The election was marred by widespread confusion and frustration as millions of voters had to navigate a complex and restrictive semi-closed primary process. As a result, they were completely disenfranchised by the process.
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Generally Applicable Federal Law

Get an overview of relevant cases throughout history that are associated with primary elections throughout the United States.
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IVP Talks About Surge of Independent Voters With SD Union Tribune

Michael Smolens at the San Diego Union-Tribune spoke with IVP's co-founder Steve Peace, an author of the nonpartisan top-two primary system which passed in 2010. Smolens wrote that the top-two primary "gave voters less reason to belong to a political party." Watch the interview here.
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Independent Voter Project and FairVote Publish Top-Four Primary Op-Ed

It’s simple. Double the November choices by advancing four candidates out of the primary, allow write-in candidates, and enact ranked choice voting to give voters more voice, avoid vote-splitting, and ensure majority rule.
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California Top-Two Authors to Press for Voter-Centric Election Reform

Almost ten years ago, California voters passed the nonpartisan “top-two” voter-centric election system modeled after Washington State.The success of the voter-centric system is underscored by its popularity with the California public and its unpopular status with partisan political leaders.
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IVP Attorney Talks Election Reform at the Dole Institute of Politics

Independent Voter Project's attorney, Chad Peace sits down with Jim Jonas, Executive Director of the National Association of Nonpartisan Reformers, at the Dole Institute of Politics to discuss the legal, infrastructural, communication and electoral disadvantages for independents and third parties.
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IVP Responds: The Real History of Top-Two Nonpartisan Primary Electoral Reform

It is periodically reported that California’s Prop 14 (Non-partisan Top Two Primary) was drafted in the middle of the night in the back rooms of the California Legislature. Nothing could be further from the truth.
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IVP Helps Launch National​ ​Reformers​ ​Association​ ​To​ ​Challenge​ ​Two-Party Duopoly

Group of leading nonpartisan reformers to share resources, establish common objectives, and provide more choice to voters and better representation to every citizen of the United States regardless of their party affiliation or non-affiliation.
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IVP Files a Second Amicus Brief in Support of Level the Playing Field Against CPD

On September 22, 2017, the Independent Voter Project and 6 individual signatories filed an amicus curiae brief in support of a legal challenge brought by Level the Playing Field (LPF) against the debate commission and its exclusionary presidential debate rules.
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IVP Co-Hosts Election Reform Meeting in Kansas City

Independent Voter Project was proud to co-host an important meeting among reformers including the Centrist Project, Level the Playing Field, Represent.us, FairVote, the Bridge Alliance, and former independent candidate for Senate Greg Orman.
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San Diego Voters Pass IVP Authored “Measure K”

The Independent Voter Project is proud to have authored, organized, and supported one of the most important election reform measures in the history of San Diego: Measure K.
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