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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.

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    Press Release
    GOV. MALLOY AND LT. GOV. WYMAN STATEMENTS ON BILL TO ELECT THE PRESIDENT BY NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE
    Sate of Connecticut — Governor Dannel P. Malloy
    February 24, 2014

    (HARTFORD, CT) — Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lieutenant Gov. Nancy Wyman released the following statements in support of HB 5126, An Act Concerning an Agreement Among the States to Elect The President of the United States by National Popular Vote. The Government Administration and Elections Committee is to hold a public hearing on HB 5126 at 1 p.m. today.

    I fully support a national popular vote for President. All Americans deserve to have their votes counted equally for the highest office in the country," said Governor Malloy. "Connecticut should join the nine other states and the District of Columbia in stepping closer to the requisite 270 electoral votes needed to elect the President. The candidate who wins the most votes should be President. An equal vote for every American citizen, regardless of in which state they happen to live, is the fairest and most democratic way to go."

    Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman stated, "Unfortunately, too many presidential elections have focused on swing states, leaving a host of voters in states across the country feeling disenfranchised. The United States of America is one of the most diverse countries on earth. We should take pride in our diversity by weighing each vote equally in Presidential elections."

    Connecticut would join 10 other jurisdictions who have already enacted this legislation, currently representing 136 electoral votes of the requisite 270 necessary to elect a president. The other jurisdictions are: Calif., DC, Hawaii, Ill., Mass., Md., N.J., R.I., Vt., Wash.

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    For immediate release: February 24, 2014

    Contact: Samaia Hernandez

    Office of Governor Dannel P. Malloy

    Samaia.Hernandez@ct.gov

    860-524-7314 (office)

    www.ct.gov/governor


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