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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
  • 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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    2,110 State Legislators are Sponsors of the National Popular Vote Bill or Have Cast Recorded Votes in Favor of the Bill
    May 8, 2011

    The National Popular Vote bill now has 1,129 sponsors in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. In addition, 981 other state legislators have cast a recorded vote in favor of the legislation (either in committee or on the floor of their respective legislative chambers).

    The sponsors of the bill are shown at top of left column of this web page and the additional legislators who have cast a recorded vote in favor of the bill are shown below.

    National Popular Vote is currently in discussions with legislators who may sponsor the National Popular Vote bill in the remaining states. To see status of the National Popular Bill in any state, click on the clickable map on our home page or go to the "States" page.

    The National Popular Vote bill would enact the proposed interstate compact entitled the "Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote." The National Popular Vote bill would guarantee the election of the presidential candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.    Explanation


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    Illinois


    Illinois Rep. Dan Reitz


    Illinois Rep. Fred Crespo


    Illinois Rep. Gary Hannig


    Illinois Rep. George Scully


    Illinois Rep. Harry Osterman


    Illinois Rep. James D. Brosnahan


    Illinois Rep. John Bradley


    Illinois Rep. John D-Amico


    Illinois Rep. Kevin Joyce


    Illinois Rep. Michael J. Madigan


    Illinois Rep. Paul D. Froehlich


    Illinois Rep. Robert F. Flider


    Illinois Rep. Robert Rita


    Illinois Rep. Thomas Holbrook


    Illinois Senator A. J. Wilhelmi


    Illinois Senator Antonio Munoz


    Illinois Senator Bill Brady


    Illinois Senator Dan Kotowski


    Illinois Senator David Koehler


    Illinois Senator Deanna Demuzio


    Illinois Senator Debbie DeFrancesco Halvorson


    Illinois Senator Edward D. Maloney


    Illinois Senator Emil Jones Jr.


    Illinois Senator Frank C. Watson


    Illinois Senator Gary Forby


    Illinois Senator Ira I. Silverstein


    Illinois Senator James A. DeLeo


    Illinois Senator James F. Clayborne, Jr.


    Illinois Senator John J. Cullerton


    Illinois Senator John M. Sullivan


    Illinois Senator Linda Holmes


    Illinois Senator Louis S. Viverito


    Illinois Senator M. Maggie Crotty


    Illinois Senator Michael Bond


    Illinois Senator Michael W. Frerichs


    Illinois Senator William R. Haine

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