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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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    Arizona

    PHOENIX, February , 2011 — Representatives Cecil Ash (R) and Judy M. Burges (R) introduced the National Popular Vote bill (HB 2663) in the House, and Senator Scott Bundgaard (R) introduced the same bill in the Senate.

    On February 4, 2008, Senators Paula Aboud, Albert Hale, Richard Miranda, Charlene Pesquiera, Landrum Taylor, Rebecca Rios, Soltero and Representative Jack A. Brown today introduced the National Popular Vote bill in the Arizona Legislature (SB 1370   Status of SB 1370).

    A survey of 800 Arizona voters conducted on January 15–16, 2011 showed 67% overall support for the idea that the President of the United States should be the candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states. Voters were asked "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?" By political affiliation, support for a national popular vote was 60% among Republicans, 79% among Democrats, and 57% among others. By gender, support was 75% among women and 57% among men. By age, support was 56% among 18-29 year olds, 65% among 30-45 year olds, 71% among 46-65 year olds, and 65% for those older than 65. By race, support was 69% among whites, 69% among Hispanics, 51% among African Americans (representing 4% of the respondents), and 50% among others (representing 8% of respondents). The survey was conducted by Public Policy Polling, and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 1/2%.

    In 2007, Arizona State Representatives Bill Konopnicki, Jack A. Brown, and Lucy Mason have introduced the National Popular Vote bill ( HB2297 ) into the Arizona House of Representatives for the 2007 session. Senator Paula Aboud has introduced the bill into the Senate.     Arizona Daily Star article




    Arizona Rep. Bill Konopnicki
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    Arizona Rep. Jack A. Brown
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    Arizona Rep. Lucy Mason
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    Arizona Senator Paula Aboud
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    Arizona Rep. David Schapira
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    Arizona Rep. Ed Ableser
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    Arizona Rep. Tom Prezelski
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    Arizona Senator Carolyn S. Allen
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    Arizona Senator Ken Cheuvront
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    Arizona Senator Victor Soltero
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    Arizona Senator Albert Hale
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    Arizona Senator Richard Miranda
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    Arizona Senator Charlene Pesquiera
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    Arizona Senator Leah Landrum Taylor
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    Arizona Senator Rebecca Rios
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    Arizona Rep. Judy M. Burges
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    Arizona Senator Scott Bundgaard
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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