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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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    Georgia

    ATLANTA, February 1, 2009 — Representatives Stephanie Benfield, Karla Drenner, Tyrone Brooks, Randal Mangham, and Alisha Morgan introduced the National Popular Vote bill into the House (HB 408). Senators Nan Orrock, Gail Buckner, Vincent Fort, Gloria Butler, and Valencia Seay introduced the bill into the Senate (SB 134).

    On March 1, 2007, Representatives Bob Holmes, Stephanie Benfield, Margaret Kaiser, Hugh Floyd, Alisha Morgan, and Howard Mosby have introduced the National Popular Vote bill in Georgia (HB 630) (Status of HB 630).      Atlanta Journal article      Tom Crawford column in Covington News




    Georgia Rep. Bob Holmes
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    Georgia Rep. Stephanie Benfield
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    Georgia Rep. Margaret Kaiser
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    Georgia Rep. Hugh Floyd
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    Georgia Rep. Alisha Morgan
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    Georgia Rep. Howard Mosby
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    Georgia Rep. Karla Drenner
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    Georgia Rep. Randal Mangham
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    Georgia Rep. Tyrone Brooks
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    Georgia Senator Gail Buckner
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    Georgia Senator Gloria Butler
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    Georgia Senator Nan Orrock
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    Georgia Senator Valencia Seay
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    Georgia Senator Vincent Fort
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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