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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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    Barry Fadem, president of the National Popular Vote, is shown here testifying in support of his proposal at a Nevada legislative committee meeting.


    CARSON CITY, April 21, 2009 — The Nevada Assembly passed the National Popular Vote bill (AB 413). The Nevada Assembly is the 27th state legislative chamber in the country to pass the National Popular Vote bill. The bill now goes to the Nevada Senate.

    A survey of 800 Nevada voters conducted on December 21-22, 2008 showed 72% overall support for a national popular vote for President.      December 2008 Nevada poll


    Assemblymember Jerry D. Claborn (sponsor) debates National Popular Vote bill in Nevada Assembly on April 21, 2009


    National Popular Vote passes Nevada Assembly by 27-14 vote on April 21, 2009

    On March 16, 2009, Assemblymember Jerry D. Claborn introduced the National Popular Vote bill.

    On March 16, 2007, Assembly members Jerry D. Claborn, Ellen Koivisto, James Ohrenschall, and Peggy Pierce introduced the National Popular Vote bill (AB 384) (Status of AB 334) in the Nevada legislature.   article




    Nevada Assemblymember Jerry D. Claborn
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    Nevada Assemblymember Ellen Koivisto
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    Nevada Assemblymember James Ohrenschall
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    Nevada Assemblymember Peggy Pierce
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    Under the current system of electing the President, a candidate may win a majority of the Electoral College without having a majority of the nationwide popular vote. The National Popular Vote bill would reform the Electoral College by guaranteeing the Presidency to the presidential candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states (and the District of Columbia). The bill would enact the proposed interstate compact entitled the "Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote." The compact would take effect only when enacted, in identical form, by states possessing a majority of the membership of the Electoral College (that is 270 of 538 electoral votes). Under the compact, all of the members of the Electoral College from all states belonging to the compact would be from the same political party as the winner of nationwide popular vote. Thus, the presidential candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states (and the District of Columbia) will be guaranteed a majority of the Electoral College, and hence the Presidency. Because the compact guarantees a majority of the Electoral College to the winner of most popular votes nationwide, the compact has the additional benefit of eliminating the possibility that a presidential election might be thrown into the U.S. House of Representatives (with each state casting one vote).


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