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The National Popular Vote bill would guarantee a majority of the Electoral College to the presidential candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The bill would reform the Electoral College so that the electoral vote in the Electoral College reflects the choice of the nation's voters for President of the United States.   more
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The National Popular Vote bill has been enacted into law in states possessing 165 electoral votes — 61% of the 270 electoral votes needed to activate the legislation.

  • Maryland - 10 votes
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  • Washington - 12 votes
  • Vermont - 3 votes
  • Rhode Island - 4 votes
  • DC - 3 votes
  • Hawaii - 4 votes
  • New Jersey - 14 votes
  • Illinois - 20 votes
  • New York - 29 votes
  • California - 55 votes

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    Andrew Adams
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    February 7, 2007

    There's a movement afoot on Utah's Capitol Hill to scrap the electoral college.

    Ogden Democrat Neil Hansen says bills similar to his have already been considered in some states. They're up for discussion in 45 more this year, part of a national campaign for a popular vote.

    Neil Hansen: "It would make it so every 50 states in the Union would get presidential attention."

    He says right now that's just not happening.

    Neil Hansen: "Republic candidates won't come because they know they've got Utah sewed up. Democratic candidates won't come."

    It's unclear how this is going to go over on Utah's Capitol Hill. The bill goes before a house committee this afternoon.


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