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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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    Alaska

    JUNEAU, January 25, 2011 — The Senate Finance Committee heard testimony on the National Popular Vote bill (SB 39).

    On February 19, 2011, after hearing testimony at a hearing, the Senate State Affairs Committee moved the National Popular Vote bill (SB 39) to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

    On January 19, 2011, Senators French and McGuire introduced the National Popular Vote bill in the Alaska Senate.

    On February 19, 2010, the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing heard testimony on the National Popular Vote bill in Alaska (SB 92).

    Previously, on February 4, 2010, the Senate State Affairs Committee heard testimony on the bill and voted to pass the bill out of committee.

    A survey of 800 Alaska voters conducted on January 27–28, 2010 showed 70% overall support for the idea that the President of the United States should be the candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states. Voters were asked "How do you think we should elect the President: Should it be the candidate who gets the most votes in all 50 states, or the current electoral college system?" By political affiliation, support for a national popular vote was 66% among Republicans, 78% among Democrats, 70% among Nonpartisan voters, 82% among Alaska Independent Party voters, and 69% among others. By gender, support was 78% among women and 60% among men. By age, support was 68% among 18-29 year olds, 70% among 30-45 year olds, 70% among 46-65 year olds, and 70% for those older than 65. The survey has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 1/2%. Alaska poll results

    On February 2, 2009, Senator Bettye Davis introduced the National Popular Vote bill in the Alaska Senate (SB 92).      Pearson letter to Legislature

    On March 27, 2007, Senator Bettye Davis introduced the National Popular Vote bill (SB 138) (Status of SB 138) in the Alaska legislature.




    Alaska Senator Bettye Davis
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    Alaska Senator Hollis S. French
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    Alaska Senator Lesil L. McGuire
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    Under the current system of electing the President, a candidate may win a majority of the Electoral College without having a majority of the nationwide popular vote. The National Popular Vote bill would reform the Electoral College by guaranteeing the Presidency to the presidential candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states (and the District of Columbia). The bill would enact the proposed interstate compact entitled the "Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote." The compact would take effect only when enacted, in identical form, by states possessing a majority of the membership of the Electoral College (that is 270 of 538 electoral votes). Under the compact, all of the members of the Electoral College from all states belonging to the compact would be from the same political party as the winner of nationwide popular vote. Thus, the presidential candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states (and the District of Columbia) will be guaranteed a majority of the Electoral College, and hence the Presidency. Because the compact guarantees a majority of the Electoral College to the winner of most popular votes nationwide, the compact has the additional benefit of eliminating the possibility that a presidential election might be thrown into the U.S. House of Representatives (with each state casting one vote).


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