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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
11 Enactments
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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    The Republic
    Arizona governor says popular vote would be better than electoral college for picking president
    Associated Press
    November 9, 2012

    PHOENIX — Count Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer as among those who thinks the electoral college is outdated and that the United States should instead pick its president by the nationwide popular vote's winner.

    Brewer says it's disappointing that a small number of battleground states effectively decide the presidential race's outcome.

    President Barack Obama won the popular vote narrowly Tuesday while winning the electoral vote comfortably, thanks to decisive wins over Mitt Romney in most battleground states.

    Brewer says switching to electing presidents by the popular vote would give all voters a sense that their votes count and mean that more states get attention during the presidential campaign.

    Brewer spoke with reporters after a public appearance Friday. She was noncommittal when asked whether she'd push for a change in the nation's election system.



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