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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
11 Enactments
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
  • Massachusetts - 11
  • 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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    Providence Journal
    Senate backs Electoral College change
    by Philip Marcelo
    June 17, 2011

    The state Senate on Thursday approved legislation to have Rhode Island join other states in seeking to reform how the nation elects the president and vice president.

    The National Popular Vote initiative is an agreement among states to assign each participating state's Electoral College votes to whichever candidates won the popular vote nationwide. Most states currently designate all of their Electoral College votes to the candidate who wins the majority of votes in that state.

    Eight states have passed laws to join the compact, including Massachusetts and Vermont. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Erin P. Lynch, D-Warwick, now goes to the state House of Representatives for passage.

    In 2008, similar bills passed the full General Assembly but were vetoed by then-Gov. Donald L. Carcieri, a Republican.

    Reform the Electoral College so that the electoral vote reflects the nationwide popular vote for President