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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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    Projo Politics Blog
    By Katherine Gregg
    June 4, 2008—Three-quarters of Rhode Islanders want to scrap the Electoral College and choose future presidents by national popular vote, according to a poll conducted for a national advocacy group that is pushing for the switch.      [more]
    Lobotero's Weblog
    By Scot Lehigh
    May 15, 2008—IF THERE'S one constitutional idea whose time has come and gone, it's the Electoral College. That arrangement for electing a president is a throwback to a different age, designed as a solution to circumstances that no longer exist. But the antique system continues to present problems of its own.      [more]
    Angler's Rest
    By Eric
    May 07, 2008—Did you know that four years from now we might actually be preparing for a US presidential election in which the winner will be chosen by the national popular vote rather than the Electoral College? Hard to believe but true. The campaign to make this happen is known as the National Popular Vote and it is already well on its way to achieving its goal.      [more]
    Reformedville
    By mvy
    May 14, 2008—The real issue is not how well Clinton, Obama, or McCain might do in the closely divided battleground states, but that we shouldn't have battleground states and spectator states in the first place. Every vote in every state should be politically relevant in a presidential election. And, every vote should be equal. We should have a national popular vote for President in which the White House goes to the candidate who gets the most popular votes in all 50 states.      [more]


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