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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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    Nebraska

    LINCOLN, February 12, 2014—The Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee of the Nebraska legislature held hearings on the National Popular Vote bill (LB 1058) introduced by Senator John Murante.

    On January 27, 2011, a survey of 977 Nebraska voters conducted on January 26–27, 2011, showed 67% overall support for a national popular vote for President. A second question in the same poll presented a three-way choice among various methods of awarding Nebraska's electoral votes:

    • 16% favored the statewide winner-take-all system (i.e., awarding all five of Nebraska's electoral votes to the candidate who receives the most votes statewide);
    • 27% favored Nebraska's current system of awarding electoral votes by congressional district; and
    • 57% favored a national popular vote. Detailed Information about Poll

    On January 19, 2011, Senator Ken Haar introduced the National Popular Vote bill (LB 583) in Nebraska.

    On January 6, 2011, Senator McCoy introduced a bill (LB 21) to replace Nebraska's current system of electing three of its five presidential electors by congressional district with a system in which all five of Nebraska's presidential electors would be elected at-large statewide (that is, the so-called "winner-take-all" rule). However, the winner-take-all bill died in committee.

    On January 21, 2009, Senator Ken Haar introduced the National Popular Vote bill (LB623) in Nebraska.

    In December 2008, a survey of 800 Nebraska voters conducted on December 22-23, 2008 showed 74% overall support for a national popular vote for President. In a follow-up question presenting a three-way choice among various methods of awarding Nebraska's electoral votes,

    Nebraska December 2008 poll
    • 60% favored a national popular vote;
    • 28% favored Nebraska's current system of awarding its electoral votes by congressional district; and
    • 13% favored the statewide winner-take-all system (i.e., awarding all of Nebraska's electoral votes to the candidate who receives the most votes statewide).

    In 2009, the Nebraska legislature will be considering repealing its existing system of awarding electoral votes by congressional district.      Sun Telegraph article

    In 2007, the Nebraska legislature considered a bill (LB 433) to change its current system of awarding electoral votes. Under current Nebraska law, the state awards three of its five electoral votes by congressional district, and two on a statewide basis. The current law was enacted in 1992. The current law in Nebraska is similar to the current law in Maine (where two of Maine's four electoral votes are awarded by congressional district, and two on a statewide basis). If LB 433 were to pass in Nebraska, all five of Nebraska's electoral votes would be awarded on a winner-take-all basis to the presidential candidate who receives the most votes in the state.    NEWS STORY




    Nebraska Senator John Murante
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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