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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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    Letters to Editor

    Let popular vote determine president
    By Susan Lerner
    December 9, 2008—John R. Koza is right to note the substantial anti-democratic flaws and need for reform in our current electoral system ("Ensuring every vote counts,'' Perspective, Nov. 30.) More than ...
    Our election system needs repair
    By Victoria Lampman
    May 16, 2008—As we try to spread democracy to Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere, it might be wise to take a serious look at our house. We cannot export our current form of democracy because our ...
    Vote for popular vote
    By Jim Schnitter
    May 8, 2008—The article "Candidates spend time in low-priority states" (Tribune, April 26) neatly sums up the problem with presidential elections: Whoever wins the popular vote in a state gets ...
    Letter to the Editor
    By Rob Richie
    April 17, 2007—Maryland indeed has shown great leadership in advancing the National Popular Vote plan to have elections where candidates must reach out to all Americans ...
    An American Way to Elect a President
    By Birch Bayh
    April 14, 2007—David S. Broder is right ["A Dubious Electoral Idea," op-ed, April 5]: There are serious questions to consider before changing the 18th-century electoral college system used ...

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