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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 Summary

    2014 Summary
    April 15, 2014 — New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed the National Popular Vote bill, making New York the 10th jurisdiction to enact the bill, and giving the National Popular Vote bill 61% of the 270 electoral votes needed to bring it into effect.    more on New York
    March 25, 2014 — The New York Legislature completed action on the National Popular Vote bill and sent it to Governor Cuomo. The Senate passed the bill by a 57–4 margin, and the Assembly passed the bill 100–32.     more on New York
    February 12, 2014 — The Oklahoma Senate passed the National Popular Vote bill by a 28–18 vote.     more on Oklahoma


    2013 Summary
    July 12, 2013 — Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee signed the signed the National Popular Vote bill, making Rhode Island the 10th jurisdiction to enact the bill, and giving the National Popular Vote bill 50.4% of the electoral votes needed to bring it into effect.     more on Rhode Island
    June 12, 2013 — The New York State Assembly approved the National Popular Vote bill (A4422-S3149) by a 100–40 margin. A total of 78 Democrats and 22 Republicans voted in favor of the bill. The New York Assembly was the 32nd state legislative chamber to pass the bill.     more on Rhode Island
    April 18, 2013 — The Oregon House of Representatives passed the National Popular Vote bill by a 38-21 margin.     more on Oregon


    2011 Summary
    August 8, 2011 — California Governor Jerry Brown signed the signed the National Popular Vote bill, making California the 9th jurisdiction to enact the bill, and giving the National Popular Vote bill 49% of the electoral votes needed to bring it into effect.     more on California
    June 7, 2011 — The Republican-controlled New York Senate passed the National Popular Vote bill by a 47–13 margin.     more on New York
    June 7, 2011 — The Delaware House of Representatives approved the National Popular Vote bill.     more on Delaware
    April 22, 2011 — Vermont Governor Peter Schumlin signed the signed the National Popular Vote bill, making Vermont the 8th state to enact the bill and giving the National Popular Vote bill 29% of the electoral votes needed to bring it into effect.     more on Vermont


    2010 Summary
    October 12, 2010 — Mayor Adrian Fenty of the District of Columbia signed the signed the National Popular Vote bill, making District of Columbia the seventh jurisdiction to enact the bill and giving the National Popular Vote bill 28% of the electoral votes needed to bring it into effect.     more on District of Columbia
    September 21, 2010 — The District of Columbia Council passed the National Popular Vote bill by unanimous consent.     more on District of Columbia
    August 4, 2010 — Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick signed the signed the National Popular Vote bill, making Massachusetts the sixth state to enact the bill and giving the National Popular Vote bill 27% of the electoral votes needed to bring it into effect.     more on Massachusetts
    July 27, 2010 — The Massachusetts Legislature completed action on the National Popular Vote bill and sent it to Governor Deval Patrick for his consideration.     more on Massachusetts
    July 15, 2010 — Massachusetts Senate passed the National Popular Vote bill.    more on Massachusetts
    June 7, 2010 — New York Senate passes National Popular Vote bill, with over two-thirds of both political parties supporting the bill in a 52-7 roll call.    more on New York
    June 2, 2010 — The Massachusetts House of Representatives passed the National Popular Vote bill.    more on Massachusetts


    2009 Summary
    June 24, 2009 — The Delaware House of Representatives passed the National Popular Vote bill.    more on Delaware
    May 12, 2009 — The Connecticut House of Representatives passed the National Popular Vote bill    more on Connecticut
    April 28, 2009 — Washington governor Chris Gregoire signed the signed the National Popular Vote bill, making Washington state the fifth state to enact the bill.    more on Washington
    April 21, 2009 — The Nevada Assembly passed the National Popular Vote bill.    more on Nevada
    April 15, 2009 — The Washington House of Representatives passed the National Popular Vote bill (thereby sending the bill to the Governor).    more on Washington
    March 17, 2009 — The Colorado House of Representatives passed the National Popular Vote bill.    more on Colorado
    March 12, 2009 — The Oregon House of Representatives passed the National Popular Vote bill.    more on Oregon
    February 20, 2009 — The New Mexico House of Representatives passed the National Popular Vote bill.    more on New Mexico


    2008 Summary
    December 11, 2008 — The Michigan House of Representatives passed the National Popular Vote bill.    more on Michigan
    July 30, 2008 — The Massachusetts Senate passed the National Popular Vote bill.    more on Massachusetts
    July 9, 2008 — The Massachusetts House of Representatives passed the National Popular Vote bill.     more on Massachusetts
    June 30, 2008 — The California Assembly passed the National Popular Vote bill.    more on California
    June 20, 2008 — The Rhode Island House passed the National Popular Vote bill.    more on Rhode Island
    May 27, 2008 — The Rhode Island Senate passed the National Popular Vote bill.    more on Rhode Island
    May 1, 2008 — The National Popular Vote bill was enacted into law in Hawaii.    more on Hawaii
    April 24, 2008 – The Vermont House passed the National Popular Vote bill.    more on Vermont
    April 7, 2008 — Illinois Governor Rod R. Blagojevich signed the National Popular Vote bill, making Illinois the third state to enact the legislation.    more on Illinois
    April 2, 2008 — The Maine Senate passed the National Popular Vote bill.    more on Maine
    March 19, 2008 — The Vermont Senate today passed the National Popular Vote bill.    more on Vermont
    March 4, 2008 — Both Houses of the Hawaii Legislature today passed the National Popular Vote bill.    more on Hawaii
    February 18, 2008 — The Washington state Senate passed the National Popular Vote bill, making it the 14th legislative house to pass the bill since the initial press conference of National Popular Vote on February 23, 2006.    more on Washington state
    January 13, 2008 — New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine signed the National Popular Vote Bill into law. New Jersey thus became the second state to enact the legislation. The enactment of the legislation in New Jersey came less than 23 months after National Popular Vote held its initial press conference on February 23, 2006.    more on New Jersey
    January 9, 2007 — The Illinois House re-passed the National Popular Vote bill, thereby sending bill to Governor Rod R. Blagojevich for his signature    more on Illinois
    January 3, 2008 — The New Jersey Senate passed the National Popular Vote bill, thereby sending bill to Governor Jon Corzine for his signature.    more on New Jersey


    2007 Summary
    December 13, 2007 — The New Jersey Assembly passed the National Popular Vote bill.
    October 10, 2007 — National Popular Vote announced that the National Popular Vote bill now has 366 sponsors in 47 states. In addition, 391 other state legislators have cast a recorded vote in favor of the legislation either in committee or on the floor of their respective legislative chambers (for a grand total of 757 state legislators).
    May 31, 2007 — The Illinois Senate passed the original National Popular Vote bill.  more on Illinois
    May 14, 2007 — The North Carolina Senate passed National Poular Vote bill.  more on North Carolina
    May 2, 2007 — The Illinois House of Representatives passed the original National Popular Vote bill.  more on Illinois
    April 10, 2007 — Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley signed the National Popular Vote bill, making Maryland the first state to enact the interstate compact entitled the "Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote" proposed by National Popular Vote. The enactment of the legislation in Maryland came only 411 days after National Popular Vote held its initial press conference on February 23, 2006.  more on Maryland
    April 5, 2007 — Hawaii House of Representatives passed the National Poular Vote bill.  more on Hawaii
    April 2, 2007 — Maryland House passed the National Popular Vote bill.  more on Maryland
    March 28, 2007 — Maryland Senate passed the National Popular Vote bill.  more on Maryland
    March 21, 2007 — The Arkansas House passed the National Popular Vote bill.  more on Arkansas
    February 14, 2007 — The Hawaii Senate passed the National Popular Vote bill.  more on Hawaii
    January 24, 2007 — The Colorado Senate became the first legislative house to pass the National Popular Vote bill during 2007.  more on Colorado
    January 24, 2007 — National Popular Vote announced that its bill has sponsors in 45 states for the 2007 state legislative sessions.  more


    2006 Summary
    August 2006California State Senate passes bill (eventually vetoed).
    June 2006 — National Popular Vote bill endorsed in editorials by Los Angeles Times and Sacramento Bee; Bill introduced in New York State Assembly.
    May 2006California State Assembly passes National Popular Vote bill; Louisiana House committee approves bill.
    April 2006Colorado State Senate holds hearings and passes National Popular Vote bill; Missouri House committee holds informational hearing on bill.
    March 2006 — National Popular Vote bill endorsed in editorials by Chicago Sun Times, New York Times, and The Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
    February 23, 2006 — National Popular Vote held its initial press conference in Washington describing its proposed interstate compact entitled the “Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by Nationwide Popular Vote. The press conference featured former Congressmen John Anderson (R–Illinois and Independent presidential candidate) and John Buchanan (R–Alabama), former Senator Birch Bayh (D–Indiana), Common Cause President Chellie Pingree, FairVote Executive Director Rob Richie, National Popular Vote President Barry Fadem, and Dr. John R. Koza, originator of the plan.
    Prepared remarks for initial press conference
    Press release for initial press conference
    February 23, 2006 — National Popular Vote releases Every Vote Equal: A State-Based Plan for Electing the President by National Popular Vote—a 620-page book describing its proposal. Book may be read or downloaded for free at www.every-vote-equal.com.

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