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On February 15, 2011, Delegates Joe Talbott, Mike Caputo, and Guthrie introduced the National Popular Vote bill (HB 2387). Delegates Joe Talbott, Mike Caputo, Nancy Peoples Guthrie, Larry W. Barker, Brent Boggs, John N. Ellem, Allen V. Evans, Evans Fleischauer, Linda Longstreth, Mike Manypenny, Dale Martin, Cliff Moore, Daniel J. Poling, William R. Romine, and Ruth Rowan also introduced the bill.
On Feburary 8, 2011, the National Popular Vote bill (SB 463) was introduced in the Senate by Senators Senators Robert H. Plymale, John Pat Fanning, Ron Stollings, Larry J. Edgell, Robert D. Beach, Richard Browning, Daniel Foster, Mike Green, Evan H. Jenkins, Jeffrey V. Kessler, Orphy Klempa, Will Laird, Brooks F. McCabe, Jr., Ronald F. Miller, Herbert S. Snyder, Mark E. Wills, and Jack Yost.
A survey of 800 West Virginia voters conducted on September 29–30, 2009 showed 81% 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 on the first question was 87% among Democrats, 75% among Republicans, and 73% among others. By gender, support was 87% among women and 73% among men. By age, support was 83% among 18-29 year olds, 80% among 30-45 year olds, 83% among 46-65 year olds, and 79% for those older than 65. By congressional district, support was 81% in the 1st district, 77% in the 2nd district, and 85% in the 3rd district. The survey had a margin of error of plus or minus 3 1/2%.