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Former U.S. Senator Alan Dixon, Champion of Regional Presidential Primaries, Dies

On July 6, former U.S. Senator Alan Dixon (D-Illinois) died at 86. See this obituary. Senator Dixon was the most persistent advocate of federal legislation setting up regional presidential primaries. He introduced such bills in 1987 (S.1786), 1989 (S.377), and 1991 (S.288). The bills would have divided up the United States into presidential primary regions. Each state within a region would hold presidential primaries on the same date, between March and June. The dates for each region would alternate and be set in the year before a presidential election year.

Senator Dixon was defeated in the Democratic primary for re-nomination in 1992, and since then no member of Congress has energetically worked for the idea, although variants of bill have been introduced since then, most recently in 2007.

Unlike some plans, Senator Dixon’s bills did not give favored exemptions for any particular state, including New Hampshire.

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  1. Day to Day Update July 13th, 2014

    APS NEWSWIRE
    From: Secretary James Ogle [Free Parliamentary]
    Subject: Day to Day Update July 13th, 2014
    http://www.allpartysystem.org/press-release.shtml
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    MIP Jeniifer Gopinathadasi Woodward [Gandhian Green] elected on 7/13/2014
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  2. Demo Rep

    NO extremist primaries.
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    Const Amdt –
    1. Uniform definition of Elector in ALL of the USA.
    2. P.R.
    3. Nonpartisan App.V.
    4. NO monarch Dark Age vetoes.

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