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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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    What About the Proposal to Allocate Electoral Votes on a Proportional Basis?

    There are two ways by which electoral votes might be allocated on a proportional basis and they have very different characteristics.

    In the "Whole-Number Proportional" approach, separate laws would be passed in individual states that would the state's electoral votes proportionally—rounded off to the nearest whole number—according to the percentage of votes received in the state by each presidential slate. This approach was considered (and rejected) by Colorado voters in the 2004 election. For more details on he "Whole-Number Proportional" approach, see section 4.1 of the book Every Vote Equal: A State-Based Plan for Electing the President by National Popular Vote.

    In the "Fractional Proportional Allocation" approach, a federal constitutional amendment would be adopted that would divide the electoral votes of all states (and the District of Columbia) proportionally according to the percentage—carried out to three decimal places—of votes received in that state by each presidential slate. This approach has been considered at various times in Congress. For more details on the "Fractional Proportional Allocation" approach, see section 3.2 of the book Every Vote Equal: A State-Based Plan for Electing the President by National Popular Vote.


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