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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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    72% of Massachusetts voters support new system
    WWLP News
    By Jackie Brousseau
    May 28, 2010

    WASHINGTON (WWLP) — There is growing support to get rid of the Electoral College and elect the President through popular vote. Lawmakers are set to vote on the issue next week.

    Government watchdog group, Common Cause Massachusetts, revealed that 72-percent of voters in the Bay State want there to be a popular vote system, where the candidate who gets the most votes in all 50 states wins.

    "The Electoral College and the way we elect a President is fundamentally flawed and the American population knows that and they want it changed," Pam Wilmont with Common Cause Massachusetts said.

    Political consultant Tony Cignoli says the current system is antiquated.

    "How is it possible that just four or five key states can make the entire difference in the presidential race? It doesn't make common sense," he said.

    Some people that 22News spoke with were hesitant to see change.

    "I think that traditional ways and traditional values should be the foundation, unless there is an overwhelming and compelling reason to do otherwise," John Spellman of Southampton said.

    Supporters say amending the constitution will increase voter turnout.

    House lawmakers will vote on the issue next Wednesday.


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