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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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    League of Women Voters
    League of Women Voters Action at 2010 National Convention in Atlanta on June 14, 2010

    The League of Women Voters endorsed the National Popular Vote bill (HB 198) at their annual convention in Atlanta in Atlanta on June 14, 2010. The vote in Atlanta followed a detailed study of the issue in 2009 involving over 6,500 League members from over 200 local Leagues.

    Motion #534-573, LWV of Arizona

    Motion to adopt concurrence, that the following words be added as the third sentence to the LWVUS position on selection of the president: "We support the use of the National Popular Vote Compact as one acceptable way to achieve the goal of the direct popular vote for election of the president until the abolition of the Electoral College is accomplished"

    Motion APPROVED.