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NPR Partner Features IVP's Solution to Fix CA's Confusing Presidential Primaries

IVP attorney Chad Peace joined "AirTalk" host Libby Denkmann with NPR on KPCC 89.3 to discuss California's confusing and unconstitutional presidential primary, and IVP's nonpartisan solution to fix it for CA's 5.6 million independent voters.
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IVP Chair Update: Hurdles and Progress for Voting Rights

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U-T Columnist Michael Smolens: CA Lawmakers Leaving 5.6 Million Independent Voters “In Limbo”

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News Coverage Highlights IVP's Nonpartisan Primary Success, Public Ballot Solution to Presidential Primaries

Word is spreading about the Independent Voter Project’s (IVP) successes and ongoing legal and reform efforts to give all voters a voice in taxpayer-funded primary elections.
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IVP Partners with Maine Reform Advocates on Open Primaries, Ranked Choice Voting

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California Presidential Primary is Unconstitutional, Gonzalez-Fletcher Bill is Not a "Solution"

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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

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California Top-Two Authors to Press for Voter-Centric Election Reform

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