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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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    San Jose Mercury News
    California could throw support to popular vote winner
    By Karl Rove
    The Associated Press
    August 14, 2008

    SACRAMENTO—California legislators have approved legislation to circumvent the Electoral College.

    But the measure could face a veto from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

    The bill by Senator Carole Migden, a San Francisco Democrat, would ratify an interstate agreement in which states award their electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote.

    That would avoid a repeat of the 2000 election, when George Bush won the presidency but not the popular vote.

    The state Senate approved the measure on a 21-16 vote Thursday.

    Schwarzenegger hasn't taken a position, but he vetoed a similar bill in 2006.

    He said that bill could send the state's electoral votes to a candidate most California voters don't support.

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