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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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    Rhode Island


    Rhode Island Senator Stephen D. Alves


    Rhode Island Senator Frank A. Ciccone, III


    Rhode Island Senator Walter S. Felag, Jr


    Rhode Island Senator Paul W. Fogarty


    Rhode Island Senator Daniel J. Issa


    Rhode Island Senator Beatrice A. Lanzi


    Rhode Island Senator Charles J. Levesque


    Rhode Island Senator Christopher B. Maselli


    Rhode Island Senator John F. McBurney, III


    Rhode Island Senator Michael J. McCaffrey


    Rhode Island Senator Harold M. Metts


    Rhode Island Senator Joshua Miller


    Rhode Island Senator Joseph A. Montalbano


    Rhode Island Senator Paul E. Moura


    Rhode Island Senator M. Teresa Paiva-Weed


    Rhode Island Senator Rhoda E. Perry


    Rhode Island Senator Juan M. Pichardo


    Rhode Island Senator Leonidis P. Raptakis


    Rhode Island Senator John C. Revens, Jr


    Rhode Island Senator Dominick J. Ruggerio


    Rhode Island Senator V. Susan Sosnowski


    Rhode Island Senator John J. Tassoni, Jr


    Rhode Island Senator William A. Walaska


    Rhode Island Rep. Agostinho F. Silva


    Rhode Island Rep. Amy G. Rice


    Rhode Island Rep. Anastasia P. Williams


    Rhode Island Rep. Brian Patrick Kennedy


    Rhode Island Rep. Charlene M. Lima


    Rhode Island Rep. Deborah A. Fellela


    Rhode Island Rep. Donna M. Walsh


    Rhode Island Rep. Douglas W. Gablinske


    Rhode Island Rep. Eileen Slattery Naughton


    Rhode Island Rep. Elaine A. Coderre


    Rhode Island Rep. Elizabeth M. Dennigan


    Rhode Island Rep. Frank G. Ferri


    Rhode Island Rep. Gordon D. Fox


    Rhode Island Rep. Grace Diaz


    Rhode Island Rep. Henry C. Rose


    Rhode Island Rep. J. Patrick O'Neill


    Rhode Island Rep. Jan P. Malik


    Rhode Island Rep. Joanne M. Giannini


    Rhode Island Rep. John J. McCauley, Jr


    Rhode Island Rep. John P. Shanley, Jr


    Rhode Island Rep. Joseph M. McNamara


    Rhode Island Rep. Joseph N. Amaral


    Rhode Island Rep. Joseph S. Almeida


    Rhode Island Rep. Kenneth A. Vaudreuil


    Rhode Island Rep. Lisa Baldelli-Hunt


    Rhode Island Rep. Peter G. Palumbo


    Rhode Island Rep. Peter L. Lewiss


    Rhode Island Rep. Peter N. Wasylyk


    Rhode Island Rep. Raymond C. Church


    Rhode Island Rep. Raymond J. Sullivan, Jr


    Rhode Island Rep. Stephen R. Ucci


    Rhode Island Rep. Steven M. Costantino


    Rhode Island Rep. Thomas C. Slater


    Rhode Island Rep. Timothy A. Williamson


    Rhode Island Rep. Victor G. Moffitt


    Rhode Island Rep. William J. Murphy


    Rhode Island Rep. William San Bento, Jr

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