Independent Voter Project

FairVote Joins Fight Against Two-Party Monopoly on Elections

On Monday, November 11, FairVote filed an amicus brief with the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in support of a lawsuit challenging the current primary system in New Jersey.

The state by state legal strategy argues the current primary system gives the Republican and Democratic parties a monopoly over the political process while locking out 47 percent of the state’s electorate. FairVote, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., is committed to supporting electoral systems that offer every voter fairer representation.

“Because of its familiarity with the benefits and drawbacks of primary election systems and beneficial reforms, FairVote is particularly well-suited to expound on this issue,” the group argues.

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