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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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    FAQ

    Does This Mean that the Presidential Electors from All the States Belonging to the Proposed Compact Would Vote for the Nationwide Winner—Regardless of Whether that Candidate Carried a Particular State?

    Yes. The essence of the idea of nationwide popular election of the President is that the presidential candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia will win the Presidency.

    In contrast, the essence of the current system is that that the Electoral College reflects the voters' state-by-state choices for President (or, in the cases of Maine and Nebraska, the voters' district-wide choices). Under the current system, the Electoral College does not reflect the nationwide will of the voters.

    The proposed compact would change the Electoral College from an institution that reflects the voters' state-by-state choices (or district-wide choices) into a body that reflects the voters' nationwide choice.

    The central purpose of the proposed compact is to guarantee that the presidential candidate receiving the most popular votes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia receives enough electoral votes (that is, at least 270 of the 538) to be elected to the Presidency.

    The popular vote count is available to the public on a state-by-state basis (usually on election night) as are election returns tallied by county, city, congressional district. However, under the proposed compact, the presidential candidate receiving the most popular votes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia would be elected to the Presidency.


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