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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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    New Mexico

    SANTA FE — January 2012 — The Citizen Panel on the Electoral College and the National Popular Vote Plan created by a resolution of the New Mexico House of Representatives released its report. The report was authored by Prof. Lonna Rae Atkeson (Director for the Study of Voting, Elections, and Democracy), Kim Proctor, and Jim Noel.

    On February 20, 2009, the New Mexico House of Representatives passed the National Popular Vote bill.      AP story

    On February 2, 2009, the National Popular Vote bill was introduced in New Mexico legislature by Representative Mimi Stewart (HB 383) and Senator Howie C. Morales (SB 413).

    The National Popular Vote bill was introduced in New Mexico legislature by Representative Mimi Stewart (HB 383) and Senator Howie C. Morales (SB 413).

    A survey of 800 New Mexico voters conducted on December 16-17, 2008 showed 76% overall support for a national popular vote for President.      Poll results

    On February 3, 2007, the late Senator Ben D Altamirano, President Pro Tempore, introduced the National Popular Vote bill in New Mexico (SB 666) (Status of SB 666).




    The late New Mexico Senator Ben D Altamirano


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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