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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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    Oregon

    SALEM, April 18, 2013 — The Oregon House of Representatives passed the National Popular Vote bill (HB3077) by a 38-21 margin.

    • Oregonian op-ed by former Chief Justice Paul DeMuniz favoring the National Popular Vote bill.


    Rep. Chris Garrett debates bill on House floor on April 18, 2013


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    Phil Barnhart (D) debating bill

    On April 15, 2013, the Rules Committee on the Oregon House of Representatives approved the National Popular Vote bill (HB3077) by a 6–1 vote.

    On March 20, 2013, the Rules Committee on the Oregon House of Representatives held a hearing on the National Popular Vote bill (HB3077).

    In February 2013, the National Popular Vote bill was introduced in the Oregon House of Representatives (HB3077). The bill was sponsored by Representatives Greg Matthews, CarolynTomei; Representatives Jules Bailey, Jeff Barker, Phil Barnhart, Brent Barton, Vicki Berger, Deborah Boone, Peter Buckley, Brian Clem, Michael Dembrow, Margaret Doherty, Shemia Fagan, Chris Garrett, David Gomberg, Chris Gorsek, Mitch Greenlick, Chris Harker, Paul Holvey, Val Hoyle, John Huffman, Alissa Keny-Guyer, Betty Komp, John Lively, Andy Olson, Tobias Read, Jeff Reardon, Greg Smith, Sherrie Sprenger, Jim Thompson, Jessica Vega Pederson, Jennifer Williamson.

    In addition, in February 2013, the National Popular Vote bill was introduced in the Oregon Senate (SB 624). The bill was sponsored by Senators Alan C. Bates, Brian Boquist, Ginny Burdick, Jackie Dingfelder, Chris Edwards, Mark Hass, Laurie Monnes Anderson, Rod Monroe, Floyd Prozanski, Arnie Roblan, Diane Rosenbaum, Chip Shields, Elizabeth Steiner Hayward.

    In February 2011, the National Popular Vote bill was introduced in the Oregon legislature (HB 3517). The bill was sponsored by Representatives Vicki Berger, Ben Cannon, and Dave Hunt as well as Representatives Jules K. Bailey, Jeff Barker, Phil Barnhart, E. Terry Beyer, Deborah Boone, Peter Buckley, Brian L. Clem, Michael E. Dembrow, Margaret Doherty, Chris Garrett, Mitch Greenlick, Chris Harker, John Huffman, Betty Komp, Greg Matthews, Mary Nolan, Tobias Read, Greg Smith, Jim Thompson, and Carolyn Tomei. The bill was also sponsored by Senators Alan C. Bates, Brian Boquist, Chris Edwards, Mark Hass, Rod Monroe, Diane Rosenbaum, Chip Shields, and Chris Telfer.

    In February 2009, the National Popular Vote bill was introduced in the Oregon Senate (SB 885). The bill was also introduced into the House of Representatives (HB 3517).

    On March 12, 2009, the Oregon House of Representatives passed the National Popular Vote bill (HB 2588) by a 39-19 margin.

    On February 20, 2009, the Rules Committee of the Oregon House of Representatives held a public hearing on the National Popular Vote bill (HB 2588). Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown submitted a letter in support.

    On February 6, 2009, the National Popular Vote bill (HB 2588) was introduced by Representatives Ben Canon, Tim Freeman, and Dave Hunt and co-sponsored by Representatives Jules Bailey, Jeff Barker, Phil Barnhart, Vicki Berger, Scott Bruun, Peter Buckley, Kevin Cameron, Michael Dembrow, Chris Edwards, David Edwards, Larry Gallizio, Bill Garrard, Chris Garrett, Vic Gilliam, Chris Harker, Nick Kahl, Betty Komp, Greg Matthews, Tobias Read, Chip Shields, Greg Smith, Jefferson Smith, Jim Thompson, and Carolyn Tomei. The bill (SB 732) was introduced in the Oregon Senate by Senator Bill Morrisette and Rod Monroe, and also by Senators Brian Boquist, Diane Rosenbaum, and Vicki Walker.

    A survey of 800 Oregon voters conducted on December 16-17, 2008 showed 76% overall support for a national popular vote for President. Support was 82% among Democrats, 70% among Republicans, and 72% among independents.

    In 2007, the Committee on Elections, Ethics, and Rules introduced the National Popular Vote bill (HB 3325) (Status of HB 3325) as a "committee bill."      Coos Bay World article




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    Oregon Rep. Michael Dembrow
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    Oregon Rep. Chris Edwards
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    Oregon Rep. Chris Garrett
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    Oregon Rep. Chris Harker
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    Oregon Rep. Greg Matthews
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    Oregon Rep. Chip Shields
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    Oregon Rep. Jefferson Smith
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    Oregon Rep. Jim Thompson
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    Oregon Rep. Carolyn Tomei
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    Oregon Senator Brian Boquist
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    Oregon Senator Rod Monroe
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    Oregon Senator Diane Rosenbaum
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    Oregon Senator Vicki Walker
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    Oregon Senator Bill Morrisette
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    Oregon Rep. E. Terry Beyer
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    Oregon Rep. Deborah Boone
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    Oregon Rep. Brian L. Clem
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    Oregon Rep. Margaret Doherty
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    Oregon Rep. Mitch Greenlick
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    Oregon Rep. John Huffman
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    Oregon Senator Alan C. Bates
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    Oregon Senator Chris Telfer
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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