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Short Explanation
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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    Biography: Robert A. "Bob" Holmes, Ph.D.


    ROBERT A. "BOB" HOLMES, Ph.D. (Columbia University) is Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Political Science (Atlanta University), former Director of the Southern Center for Studies in Public Policy, and a retired Democratic State Representative (after 34 years of service) in the Georgia General Assembly. He has served as Co-Chair of the Georgia Commission to Revise the State Election Code, as an expert witness on voting rights and reapportionment and redistricting cases in several southern region federal district court cases for the ACLU Voting Rights Project and the Southern Poverty Law Center, and as an international election observer on election teams in Africa. Dr. Holmes is the author or editor of more than 25 books and more than 60 book chapters and journal articles. His most recent publication is Maynard Jackson: A Biography.