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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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    Washington Post, letter to the editor
    Birch Bayh
    April 15, 2007

    David S. Broder is right ["A Dubious Electoral Idea," op-ed, April 5]: There are serious questions to consider before changing the 18th-century electoral college system used to elect our president. But these concerns are far outweighed by the benefits of the National Popular Vote Plan, which would guarantee that the candidate who gets the most votes wins, that each vote counts the same and that each vote is counted for the candidate for whom it is cast. None of this is true under the current system.

    Today, two-thirds of the states are ignored by the presidential campaigns of both parties because those states are considered solidly blue or red. National Popular Vote would ensure that voters in all 50 states are seen as important.

    The popular vote is not foreign to Americans -- it's the way we choose our county sheriffs, state legislators, governors, members of Congress and all other elected officials. Because Congress has refused to act, it is time to urge our state legislators to adopt a plan that ensures the basic principles of democracy contained in National Popular Vote.

    BIRCH BAYH

    Chevy Chase

    The writer, a Democrat, represented Indiana in the U.S. Senate from 1963 to 1981.


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