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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.

The Regional Lottery Plan

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The Regional Lottery Plan, devised by Professor Larry Sabato, creates four geographical regions and allots one month per region to schedule primary elections, beginning in April and ending in July. The order of the schedule is determined by lottery, so that each region has an equal opportunity to head the primary schedule.

A US Election Lottery would be established and held on New Years Day of each election year to avoid early campaigning. An additional lottery would be held for states with four or fewer electoral votes to determine two states to lead the primary schedule around March 15, at least two weeks before the initial regional contests begin, to allow for retail politicking that now exists in New Hampshire and Iowa.

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Fix the Primaries:

Senator Bill Brock
Former US Senator
(R - Tennessee)
Damian Carroll
San Fernando Valley Young Democrats
David Phelps
Executive Board Member
California Democratic Party
Rob Richie
Executive Director
Tom Sansonetti
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
Tova Wang
Vice President of Research
Common Cause
Professor Marilyn Dudley-Flores
CEO, OPS-Alaska
Sonoma State University
California Democratic State Central Committee
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