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In addition to 1,129 state legislative sponsors (shown above), 981 other legislators have cast recorded votes in favor of the National Popular Vote bill.
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Short Explanation
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
11 Enactments
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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    News Articles

    2013 Articles
    New Yorker
    July 24, 2013
    2012 Articles
    The Salt Lake Tribune
    February 10, 2012
    Topeka Capital Journal
    February 2, 2012
    2011 Articles
    National polls are nice, but Electoral College math is what matters
    Wall St. Journal
    September 6, 2011
    Golden State legislature says it will give its states electoral votes to the national popular vote winner.
    Naitonal Journal
    August 9, 2011
    San Diego Union-Tribune
    July 14, 2011
    Providence Journal (Rhode Island)
    June 17, 2011
    The Associated Press
    June 16, 2011
    Sacramento Bee
    May 7, 2011
    Warwick Beacon
    April 14, 2011
    San Francisco Chronicle
    April 2, 2011
    Riverside Press-Enterprise
    March 31, 2011
    Omaha World-Herald
    March 10, 2011
    Lincoln Journal Star
    March 10, 2011
    Journal Star
    January 18, 2011
    2010 Articles
    Bill has 76 Electoral Votes, 28 Percent of Votes Necessary to Put Proposal into Effect
    Reuters
    October 13, 2010
    Washington Examiner
    August 4, 2010
    Legislative Gazette
    June 21, 2010
    2008 Articles
    National Popular Vote initiative would change how states cast Electoral College votes.
    Christian Science Monitor
    September 3, 2008
    John Koza has an ingenious plan to put the electoral college out of business.
    Fortune Magazine
    July 21, 2008
    Movement seeks to skirt Electoral College, ensure presidency goes to candidate with most votes nationwide
    Chicago Tribune
    July 21, 2008
    By Erika Niedowski
    June 12, 2008
    By Adam Nagourney and Jeff Zeleny
    May 11, 2008
    By Bangor Daily News Staff
    February 15, 2008
    By Cathleen Deker
    February 7, 2008
    2007 Articles
    By Alex Dunn
    September 27, 2007
    Science Magazine
    April 20, 2007
    Los Angeles Daily Journal
    April 10, 2007
    The New York Times
    April 10, 2007
    Washington Post
    April 10, 2007
    New York Times
    April 2, 2007
    9News Now
    March 28, 2007
    ABC Action News 38 WTVQ
    March 21, 2007
    Pawtucket Times
    February 14, 2007
    Bills call for giving nationwide victor all of state's votes
    Melissa Harris
    Baltimore Sun
    February 7, 2007
    Mark Niesse
    San Diego Union-Tribune article
    February 6, 2007
    Valerie Richardson
    Washington Times article
    January 31, 2007
    By Sarah Cooke
    Great Falls Tribune article
    January 31, 2007
    By Steven K. Paulson
    January 17, 2007
    By Dale Wetzel
    Bizmark Tribune article
    January 8, 2007
    2006 Articles
    By Matt Zencey
    Anchorage Daily News article
    October 10, 2006
    New York Times article
    October 2, 2006
    Associated Press article
    September 30, 2006
    by Rick Lyman
    New York Times article
    September 22, 2006
    Legislators pass a bill that could launch a national movement to elect the president by popular vote.
    By Nancy Vogel
    Los Angeles Times article
    August 31, 2006
    Lawmakers approve bill supporting winner of national popular vote
    By Robin Hindery
    Associated Press article
    August 30, 2006
    National Popular Vote Bill Passes 49-31 and Now Goes to State Senate
    By Frank D. Russo
    California Progress Report
    May 31, 2006
    By Samantha Young
    Associated Press article
    May 30, 2006
    By Nancy Vogel
    Los Angeles Times article
    May 30, 2006
    By Jim Sanders
    Bee Capitol Bureau
    Sacramento Bee article
    May 22, 2006
    By Jo Mannies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch article
    May 11, 2006
    Representation and Electoral Systems Newsletter of The American Political Science Association
    April, 2006
    By Tim Rowden
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch article
    April 27, 2006
    Popular vote winner would get backing of the Electoral College
    Rocky Mountain News article
    March 29, 2006
    Vote plan gains popularity
    By Julia C. Martinez
    Denver Post Editorial Board Member
    Denver Post article
    March 20, 2006
    By Neil modie
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer article
    March 20, 2006
    By Josh Richman
    Oakland Tribune article
    March 19, 2006
    By Marc Rehmann
    CQ article
    February 27, 2006
    By Dan Gilgoff
    U.S. News and World Report article
    February 24, 2006

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