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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
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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
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  • 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 Only States That Received Any Attention in the 2012 General-Election
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    For President Were States Within 3% of the National Outcome

    The states are listed below in order of Romney's 2012 percentage—with the most Republican (red) states at the top.

    The second column shows the total number of general-election campaign events for each state (out of a nationwide total of 253). As can be seen, the only states that received any campaign events and any significant ad money (third column) were the 12 states (shown in black in the middle of the table) where the outcome was between 45% and 51% Republican—that is, within 3 percentage points of Romney's nationwide percentage of 48%.

    The fourth column shows donations from each state.


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    Romney PercentCampaign eventsTV ad spendingDonationsStateRomney (R)Obama (D)R-MarginD-MarginR-EVD-EV
    75%0$0$11,230,092Utah740,600251,813488,7876
    71%0$0$2,225,204Wyoming170,96269,286101,6763
    67%0$1,300$7,129,393Oklahoma891,325443,547447,7787
    66%0$290$3,586,883Idaho420,911212,787208,1244
    64%0$100$1,985,666West Virginia417,584238,230179,3545
    62%0$0$3,296,533Arkansas647,744394,409253,3356
    62%0$400$6,079,673Kentucky1,087,190679,370407,8208
    61%0$80$6,736,196Alabama1,255,925795,696460,2299
    61%0$0$4,796,947Kansas692,634440,726251,9086
    61%0$0$3,128,691Nebraska475,064302,081172,9835
    60%0$346,490$844,129North Dakota188,320124,96663,3543
    60%0$1,440$11,967,542Tennessee1,462,330960,709501,62111
    59%0$3,990$7,510,687Louisiana1,152,262809,141343,1218
    59%0$1,810$1,267,192South Dakota210,610145,03965,5713
    58%0$2,570$64,044,620Texas4,569,8433,308,1241,261,71938
    57%0$0$2,153,869Alaska164,676122,64042,0363
    57%0$0$2,295,005Montana267,928201,83966,0893
    56%0$0$3,525,145Mississippi710,746562,949147,7976
    55%0$40,350$14,631,204Arizona1,233,6541,025,232208,42211
    55%0$300$8,210,564Indiana1,420,5431,152,887267,65611
    55%0$127,560$11,512,255Missouri1,482,4401,223,796258,64410
    55%0$710$6,686,788SC1,071,645865,941205,7049
    54%0$6,020$21,906,923Georgia2,078,6881,773,827304,86116
    51%3$80,000,000$18,658,894NC2,270,3952,178,39192,00415
    50%40$175,776,780$56,863,167Florida4,162,3414,235,96573,62429
    48%73$148,000,000$20,654,423Ohio2,661,4072,827,621166,21418
    48%36$127,000,000$32,428,002Virginia1,822,5221,971,820149,29813
    47%23$71,000,000$20,695,557Colorado1,185,0501,322,998137,9489
    47%27$52,194,330$4,780,400Iowa730,617822,54491,9276
    47%13$55,000,000$6,717,552Nevada463,567531,37367,8066
    47%13$34,000,000$4,389,577NH329,918369,56139,6434
    47%5$31,000,000$27,661,702Pennsylvania2,680,4342,990,274309,84020
    47%18$40,000,000$10,011,235Wisconsin1,410,9661,620,985210,01910
    46%1$0$11,112,922Minnesota1,320,2251,546,167225,94210
    45%1$15,186,750$19,917,206Michigan2,115,2562,564,569449,31316
    45%0$1,162,000$5,770,738New Mexico335,788415,33579,5475
    44%0$460$10,463,528Oregon754,175970,488216,3137
    42%0$195,610$3,452,126Maine292,276401,306109,0304
    42%0$0$23,600,404Washington1,290,6701,755,396464,72612
    41%0$330$18,644,901Connecticut634,892905,083270,1917
    41%0$0$2,141,203Delaware165,484242,58477,1003
    41%0$270$107,928,359Illinois2,135,2163,019,512884,29620
    41%0$0$24,062,220New Jersey1,478,0882,122,786644,69814
    38%0$320$137,804,736California4,839,9587,854,2853,014,32755
    38%0$0$35,927,766Massachusetts1,188,3141,921,290732,97611
    37%0$1,120$25,579,933Maryland971,8691,677,844705,97510
    36%0$55,600$76,743,682New York2,485,4324,471,8711,986,43929
    36%0$0$2,226,963Rhode Island157,204279,677122,4734
    32%0$0$2,732,572Vermont92,698199,239106,5413
    28%0$0$3,217,863Hawaii121,015306,658185,6434
    7%0$0$16,670,938DC21,381267,070245,6893
    48.0%253$831,106,980$937,609,770Total60,930,78265,897,727206332

    http://www.fairvote.org/research-and-analysis/presidential-elections/2012chart


    April 7, 2015


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