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Short Explanation
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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    The Philadelphia Jewish Voice
    by Dr. Daniel Loeb
    November 12, 2011 — The National Popular Vote bill would guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in the entire ...
    by Jessica Levinson
    May 9, 2011 — Short answer: Not much. California has more electoral votes than any other state in the nation. That's right. We're number one. Once you ...
    by Roseann Moring
    April 19, 2011 — The House Elections Committee heard a bill from Rep. Lincoln Hough, R–Springfield, that would move the country toward electing a president by ...
    New Yorker
    by Hendrik Hertzberg
    October 13, 2010 — The National Popular Vote—you know, the state-based plan for electing the President by seeing who gets the largest number of votes cast by citizens of the United States of America ...
    Non Profit Vote
    Non-Profit Voter Engagement Project blog
    October 13, 2010 — On Tuesday October 12, District of Columbia Mayor Adrian Fenty signed the National Popular Vote bill. The new law is part of a nationwide effort to award the presidency to the winner of ...
    Charleston Tea Party
    By Dean Murray, New York State Assemblyman
    August 23, 2010 — Assemblyman Dean Murray (Republican and Conservative Party – New York), a Tea Party organizer before getting elected in Feb. 2010., who was described by Fox News as the first Tea Party candidate elected in the country, tells us why he supports and sponsors the national popular vote legislation: "A vote should be a vote regardless of where it was cast. A voter in Ohio shouldn’t be more important than a voter in Kansas. Miami shouldn’t trump Main Street. Every voter should be heard and every vote should count equally. America can make this happen."
    by Jason Cabel Roe
    August 6, 2010 — Jason Cabel Roe is a partner in California-based Revolvis Consulting. He was chief of staff to former Congressman Tom Feeney of Florida and played senior roles on several high-profile campaigns including Mitt Romney’s presidential bid, former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay’s 2004 reelection, Congressman Peter Roskam’s surprise 2006 victory, and Congressman Jim Rogan’s historic 2000 race following his role in the impeachment of President Bill Clinton.
    By Richard Bolen, Esq.
    Summer 2010 — Rich Bolen, a Constitutional scholar, attorney at law, and Republican Party Chairman for Lexington County, South Carolina, tells us why he supports National Popular Vote and why you should do the same: A Conservative Case for National Popular Vote: Why I support a state-based plan to reform the Electoral College.
    By Laura Brod, Minnesota House of Representatives
    August 15, 2010 — Representative Brod has been in the Minnesota House since 2002 and is the Ranking Republican member of Minnesota’s House Tax Committee.

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    The Founders Were Right
    September 17, 2010 — State-based plan to elect the President by National Popular Vote respects the Republic and honors the Founding Fathers
    Blue Mass Group
    by Pam Wilmot
    June 1, 2010 — ational Popular Vote, H. 4156, is being debated in the Massachusets House of Representatives tomorrow, Wednesday (in fact, it may well be today when you read this). National Popular Vote is a big priority for Common Cause and we have a strong ...
    Live-Blog on BlueNC
    Matt Gross and Dr. John Koza
    June 19, 2008 — A live blog conversation with Dr. John Koza, the founder of the National Popular Vote organization, and Matthew Gross, who paved the way for bloggers in politics in the work he did for Howard Dean, Erskine Bowles and John Edwards and their campaigns.
    Daily Dispatch
    BY Nathan Newman
    January 28, 2008 — We've seen in recent weeks the quadrennial year complaints about the disproportionate effects that ...
    By Joe Rothstein, Editor
    June 7, 2007—My friend Jakub read my last column about ways to improve the American Way of Voting and felt that I left out some useful ...
    By Jonathan4Dean
    April 19, 2007—One of the quieter stories that could have an impact as early as '08 is the new Maryland law regarding the electoral college ...
    The Nation
    By Katrina vanden Heuvel
    April 10, 2007—Justice Louis Brandeis once said, "It is one of the happy accidents of the federal system that a single courageous state may, if its citizens choose, serve as a laboratory, and try ...
    By Ryan O'Donnell
    May 31, 2006—Legislation to implement the National Popular Vote plan, a multi-state agreement to establish a national popular vote for President, was adopted handily today by the California ...
    By M. Mindy Moretti
    March 5, 2006—Shortly after the 2000 Presidential election, efforts to reform the Electoral College process were proposed in 21 states, propelled by the momentum from the second election in American history ...

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