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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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    What Do You Think
    How should we elect the President?
    The candidate who gets the most votes in all 50 states.
    The current Electoral College system.

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    Interviews conducted week of March 20-27, 2011

    Now I have a few questions for statistical purposes only. First, are you currently registered to vote at your present address?

    Yes65981.7%
    No14217.6%
    Don't Know50.7%

    (If registered) Are you currently registered as a Republican, a Democrat, an Independent, or something else?

    Republican24837.8%
    Democrat30847%
    Independent/Other8112.3%
    Don't Know192.4%

    How do you think we should elect the President: should it be the candidate who gets the most votes in all 50 states or the current Electoral College system?

    Candidate with most votes51964.3%
    Current system24830.8%
    Don't Know405.0%

    In five of the last 12 Presidential elections, a shift of as little as 5,000 votes in one or two states would have resulted in the Electoral College electing a President who did not receive the most popular votes. Do you think it would be just or unjust to have a President who did NOT receive the most popular votes?

    Just19424.0%
    Unjust57471.1%
    Don't Know404.9%

    If we had a system where the candidate with the most popular votes were guaranteed to be elected President, do you think it would tend to favor the candidates of one political party over the other?

    Yes18923.4%
    No50562.6%
    Don't Know11314.0%

    Do you think it would favor the: (rotate parties) Democratic Party OR the Republican Party?

    Democratic Party6437.9%
    Republican Party3722.1%
    Other Party116.3%
    Don't Know5733.8%


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