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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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    North Carolina


    North Carolina Senator A. B. Swindell


    North Carolina Senator Bob Atwater


    North Carolina Senator Charles W. Albertson


    North Carolina Senator Clark Jenkins


    North Carolina Senator David F. Weinstein


    North Carolina Senator David W. Hoyle


    North Carolina Senator Doug Berger


    North Carolina Senator Ed Jones


    North Carolina Senator Floyd B. McKissick


    North Carolina Senator Hagan


    North Carolina Senator Janet Cowell


    North Carolina Senator Joe Sam Queen


    North Carolina Senator John H. Kerr III


    North Carolina Senator John Snow


    North Carolina Senator Julia Boseman


    North Carolina Senator Larry Shaw


    North Carolina Senator Linda Garrou


    North Carolina Senator Malcolm Graham


    North Carolina Senator Mark Basnight


    North Carolina Senator R. C. Soles, Jr.


    North Carolina Senator Steve Goss


    North Carolina Senator Tony Foriest


    North Carolina Senator Tony Rand


    North Carolina Senator Walter H. Dalton


    North Carolina Senator William R. Purcell

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