Fix The Primaries represents a bipartisan group of reformers who recognize that our presidential nomination process is breaking down. We believe Congress and the parties should act immediately to create a bipartisan commission to examine far-reaching reform options.
Starting with small states and working towards large ones, the American Plan also incorporates random order to afford big states the chance to go early as well.
This plan calls for a national primary where voters can vote once between January and June and ballots are counted and tallied at the start of each month.
This plan relies on "backloading" the primary schedule, that is, allowing less populated states to go first and the most populated to go last.
Six groups of primaries or caucuses would be scheduled between March and June. On each date, a state or group of smaller states from one of six geographic regions of the country would go together.
Under the proposal, the country is divided into four regions - Northeast, Midwest, West, and South, which take their turns voting first, then one region per month from March to June.
State order would be decided by lottery on New Year's Day. Two small states would be randomly selected to go first, followed by four regions also determined randomly.
This plan simply calls for primaries and caucuses in all states on the same day.
States are divided into four rotating groups with equal number of both electoral votes and total number of states per each group to provide an equal number of predominantly Republican states and predominantly Democratic states.
Fix the Primaries:
Senator Bill Brock
Former US Senator
(R - Tennessee)
San Fernando Valley Young Democrats
Executive Board Member
California Democratic Party
Former Assistant Attorney General of the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the Department of Justice
Prof. Larry Sabato
Center for Politics
University of Virginia
Vice President of Research
Professor Marilyn Dudley-Flores
Sonoma State University
California Democratic State Central Committee
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Takoma Park, MD 20912