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01-HR1189 on Mar 22, 2001

Legislation by 2008 Presidential Candidates: for proportional IRV voting for Electoral College
Source: Voters' Choice Act (H.R.1189)
OFFICIAL CONGRESSIONAL SUMMARY: To provide that a State may use a proportional voting system for multiseat congressional districts.


    It is the sense of Congress that:
  1. A State should award its electoral votes for President and Vice President to the candidates who receive a majority of the votes cast in the State for such offices.
  2. An instant runoff voting (IRV) system is an effective and appropriate method for ensuring that one set of candidates will receive a majority of the votes cast in the State. Under instant runoff voting, voters rank their favorite and subsequent choice candidates, and if a majority has not voted for one candidate, the candidate with least number of votes is eliminated and another round of counting occurs. In the next round and each subsequent round, ballots are counted for the highest remaining candidate ranked on each ballot, and rounds continue until a candidate has received a majority of the votes cast.
  3. Each State should adopt an instant runoff voting system for the election of electors for President and Vice President.

LEGISLATIVE OUTCOME:Referred to House Committee on Judiciary; never came to a vote.

  • Topic: Government Reform
  • Headline: Proportional IRV voting for Electoral College
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill for IRV voting for Electoral College

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Democrats participating in 01-HR1189

Jesse Louis Jackson s1oIllinois Democrat (Resgined 2013) 
Cynthia McKinney s2pGeorgia Democrat 
Loretta Sanchez s1oCalifornia Democrat 

Republicans participating in 01-HR1189

Independents participating in 01-HR1189

Bernie Sanders s1oVermont Independent 

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 3
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1

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