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National Popular Vote, Electoral college reform (title)
"Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors ..." -- U.S. Constitution
Endorsed by 1,246
State Legislators
In addition to 460 state legislative sponsors (shown above), 786 other legislators have cast recorded votes in favor of the National Popular Vote bill.
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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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Sarasota Florida Herald Tribune Editorial

"The most compelling and practical alternative is promoted by a bipartisan group called National Popular Vote. The NPV proposal calls for legislatures to pass bills committing their state's electoral votes to the candidate who receives the most popular votes nationwide; the bill would take effect only when enacted by states that together have enough electoral votes to elect a president.    more

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John Anderson (R-I–IL)
Birch Bayh (D–IN)
John Buchanan (R–AL)
Tom Campbell (R–CA)
Tom Downey (D–NY)
D. Durenberger (R–MN)
Jake Garn (R–UT)
70% Public Support
25 Houses Pass Bill
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How should we elect the President?
The candidate who gets the most votes in all 50 states.
The current Electoral College system.

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