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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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    Louisiana

    BATON ROUGE, April 25, 2012 — The Committee on House and Governmental Affairs approved the National Popular Vote bill (HB1095). The bill is sponsored by Speaker Pro Tempore Walt Leger, III of Orleans Parish. However, the bill was rejected on the House floor.

    On May 25, 2011, The House and Governmental Affairs Committee approved the National Popular Vote bill (HB 388).

    On April 15, 2011, Representative Nickie Monica (R) introduced the National Popular Vote bill (HB 388) in the Louisiana House of Representatives along with Representatives Noble E. Ellington (R) and Joe Harrison (R).

    Senator Joe McPherson (D) introduced the bill (SB 126) in the Senate.

    In 2006, the National Popular Vote bill (HB 927) was sponsored by State Representative Juan LaFonta. On May 10, The Louisiana House and Governmental Affairs Committee approved the bill. The Committee's action followed testimony in Baton Rouge by former congressman John Buchanan (the first Republican to represent Birmingham, Alabama in Congress), State Representative LaFonta, and National Popular Vote President Barry Fadem. The Louisiana Legislature adjourned in 2006 without taking any further action on the bill.


    From left to right at witness table of May 10, 2006, hearing of Louisiana House and Governmental Affairs Committee: National Popular Vote President Barry Fadem, State Representative Juan LaFonta (D), and former congressman John Buchanan (R–Alabama).




    Louisiana Rep. Juan A. LaFonta
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    Louisiana Rep. Nickie Monica
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    Louisiana Rep. Noble E. Ellington
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    Louisiana Rep. Joe Harrison
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    Louisiana Senator Joe McPherson
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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