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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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    National Popular Vote is a state-based plan for electing the President by national popular vote of the people in all 50 states (and the District of Columbia). The legislation preserves the Electoral College by replacing the current state-by-state winner-take-all rule with state laws that guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who wins the most popular votes in all fifty states and DC. Supported by Republicans and Democrats, conservatives and liberals, National Popular Vote has become law in five states and passed 30 legislative chambers in 20 states to date. Bills have been introduced in all fifty states.      1-pager [PDF]

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    Dr. John R. Koza

    The Chairman of National Popular Vote, Dr. John R. Koza, has worked closely with the principles of the Electoral College since 1966 when he published a board game involving Electoral College strategy. After receiving his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Michigan in 1972, Koza went on to co-found Scientific Games Inc. There he served as chairman and CEO from 1973 through 1987 and co-invented the rub-off instant lottery ticket still in use by state lotteries.

    In the 1980s, Koza was also active in promoting the adoption of lotteries by various states through the citizen-initiative process and state legislative action. He was a consulting professor at Stanford University between 1992 and spring 2010. Between 1988 and 2003, he taught courses in genetic algorithms and genetic programming, bioinformatics, and artificial life. Koza originated the National Popular Vote plan presented in the book Every Vote Equal: A State-Based Plan for Electing the President by National Popular Vote, which he co-authored with Barry Fadem, Mark Grueskin, Michael S. Mandell, Robert Richie and Joseph F. Zimmerman.

    Tom Golisano

    American businessman and philanthropist Tom Golisano is the Founder and Chairman of Paychex, the nation's second largest payroll and human resource company which employs more than 12,000 people in the United States and Germany. Paychex has frequently been ranked among Fortune magazine’s "100 Best Companies to Work For," and was listed on the magazine’s list of America’s 1,000 largest companies in 2007. Mr. Golisano served as CEO of Paychex from its inception in 1971 until 2004.

    In 1985, Mr. Golisano created the B. Thomas Golisano Foundation, one of the largest private foundations in the nation devoted exclusively to supporting programs for those with developmental disabilities. Today, the Foundation is a proactive partner with providers, organizations and the community, awarding grants to those dedicated to providing opportunities and support for people with developmental disabilities. Over the years Mr. Golisano has been a generous benefactor to numerous hospitals and universities.

    A native of Rochester, New York, Mr. Golisano is known for his advocacy of the state’s growth and well-being. In 1994, he was the Co-Founder of the Independence Party of New York and ran as its party’s gubernatorial candidate. Mr. Golisano has continually remained a strong proponent for reforming New York State’s notoriously dysfunctional government. In 2003 when the NHL team, the Buffalo Sabres, experienced severe economic difficulties, Mr. Golisano stepped in to purchase the franchise insuring the team’s home remained in Western New York. In addition to his continual political and philanthropic involvement in New York, this purchase demonstrated his commitment to its economic climate.

    Mr. Golisano has often been recognized for his entrepreneurial, civic and philanthropic achievements and endeavors. He holds several honorary degrees and was listed among the Forbes top 10 bosses in the U.S. for three consecutive years. Mr. Golisano is a resident of Naples, Florida.

    Barry Fadem

    National Popular Vote President Barry Fadem is an attorney specializing in all aspects of campaign and election law. He leads the firm of Fadem & Associates with more than 30 years of experience in the field providing advice to businesses, industries, non-profit organizations, political action committees, trade associations and some of California’s most influential political leaders. Fadem & Associates is a nonpartisan law firm that works with both individuals and entities in a broad range of election and campaign activities. He served as the first Executive Director of the Southwest Border Regional Commission under Governor Jerry Brown and worked for then-Lieutenant Governor Mervyn Dymally.

    Fadem has been instrumental in drafting numerous state initiatives that have appeared on the ballot in California, covering issues including education, campaign financing, voting rights, lotteries, recycling, hunger and homeless assistance, housing development, legislative redistricting and gaming. The firm has served as legal counsel to campaign groups that have opposed various initiatives including an alcohol tax increase and mandated health care, and has been involved in many local ballot measure campaigns in various counties, cities and special districts regarding land use and taxes.

    Fadem’s work extends beyond California to initiative matters in more than 20 states and internationally as a consultant on ballot measures in European countries such as Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic, and in Canada, Latin America and Asia. He is co-author of the book Every Vote Equal: A State-Based Plan for Electing the President by National Popular Vote with John R. Koza, Mark Grueskin, Michael S. Mandell, Robert Richie, and Joseph F. Zimmerman. Fadem holds a BA from Rutgers University and a JD from McGeorge College of Law.

    Representative Laura Brod

    Representative Laura Brod has served in the Minnesota House of Representatives since her first election in 2002, and serves as an Advisor to National Popular Vote on matters of legislation, communications and public affairs. Rep. Brod currently serves as Ranking Republican member of the Tax Committee; and serves on the Healthcare Finance and General Finance Committees. She has served as both Assistant Majority and Assistant Minority Leader for her caucus and also takes a lead role in election issues for her caucus. In addition to her legislative work, Rep. Brod has started and operated two successful small businesses and provides consulting services with Organizational Culture Insights, helping organizations that seek informative change. Rep. Brod has also served as an Adjunct Faculty member teaching Public Finance for the Urban and Regional Studies Institute at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

    With a reputation for being a strong, positive, conservative voice in Minnesota politics, she was named "Freshman Republican Representative of the Year" by the state's leading political magazine during her first year in the legislature. Rep. Brod is a recipient of the Aspen-Rodel Fellowship for Enlightened Leadership and the German Marshall Fellowship. She has also been considered by the Council of State Governments as one of the "Best and Brightest Emerging Leaders." Rep. Brod appears on numerous local TV and radio programs as a political analyst and conservative counterpoint.

    Rep. Brod graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude from the University of Minnesota with degrees in Geography and Russian area studies, and earned her Master's degree in Urban and Regional Management from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

    Jason Roe

    Jason Roe has worked on campaigns and public policy at the federal, state and local levels for nearly 20 years. He is managing partner of Revolvis Consulting, developing strategies for campaigns ranging from the presidential and statewide levels to congressional and legislative. He was also the founder of Federal Strategy Group, the Washington D.C. office of the largest public affairs firm in the U.S. From 2003-2007, Jason was chief of staff to Congressman Tom Feeney (R-FL) and in 2006 managed the surprise victory of Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL). Jason has also been active in international democracy-building, serving as election observer in Liberia and Nigeria, and leading a team of Iraqis in analyzing the country’s emerging political parties.

    Jason is a contributor on the Fox News Channel, a member of the Board of Directors of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the American Association of Political Consultants, an instructor at the Leadership Institute on media and political strategy, and a faculty member at the National Institute of Politics. In 2005, the US-German Marshall Fund selected Jason as one of its Manfred Woerner Fellows, which focuses on strengthening the transatlantic relationship.

    Jason is a past vice president and secretary for the Congressional House Chiefs of Staff Association and past member of the Board of Governors of the National Republican Club (Capitol Hill Club). He graduated from Western Michigan University with a degree in Public Administration and Economics.