Showing posts tagged with: "National Popular Vote"

New York Joins National Popular Vote Movement . April 30, 2014

Earlier this month, New York Governor Cuomo signed a bill adding the state to the National Popular Vote Compact. New York’s 29 electoral votes bring the total to 165, 61% of the 270 that are needed to guarantee a majority in the Electoral College. Supporters of National Popular Vote see it as a remedy to a system that favors just a handful “battleground”... read more

Rhode Island Joins National Popular Vote Compact . July 12, 2013

Rhode Island state lawmakers endorsed the National Popular Vote Compact back in 2008 but former Governor Carcieri vetoed the legislation. However, current Governor Lincoln Chafee has signed the latest bill, and Rhode Island is the ninth state to enact the law, along with Washington D.C. Before Rhode Island joined, the combined states had only 132... read more

National Popular Vote: (Almost) Halfway There . August 10, 2011

On Monday California Governor Jerry Brown signed the National Popular Vote bill, making California the 8th state to enact the law, along with Washington D.C. With California on board, the National Popular Vote plan now has 49% of the electoral votes needed (132 of 270) to guarantee the presidency to the winner of the popular vote. With 55 electoral... read more

Vermont Joins National Popular Vote Movement . April 19, 2011

On Friday, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin will sign the state’s National Popular Vote bill into law. The National Popular Vote plan is a nationwide effort to award the presidency to the winner of the national popular vote, bypassing the Electoral College. Vermont joins the District of Columbia (who passed it in October), along with Hawaii, Illinois,... read more

. July 8, 2008

The Massachusetts House will take up H678, the National Popular Vote Plan bill, on Wednesday, July 9. This Boston Herald article says the Speaker of the House supports the bill. read more

National Popular Vote Vetoed in Rhode Island . July 7, 2008

On July 4th, RI Governor Carcieri vetoed the national popular vote compact. The measure has the support of 74% of Rhode Islanders across party lines.In his veto message, Governor Carcieri claimed that “no serious effort had been made” to amend the Constitution to create a national popular vote, despite the fact that amendments have been... read more

CA Legislature Passes National Popular Vote Plan . July 2, 2008

On 06/30, the California Assembly passed National Popular Vote Plan bill (SB 37). The measure already passed the State Senate in 2007. The bill now will be sent for the second time to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger for signature (Governor Schwarzenegger previously vetoed the measure in 2006). read more

Rhode Island Legislature Passes National Popular Vote . June 22, 2008

On June 19, the Rhode Island House joined the Senate in passing the National Popular Vote Plan bill S 2112, . The vote was 36-34. The bill has been sent to Governor Donald Carcieri for approval. Next up: Massachusetts, New York and North Carolina. Read more. Link- Picture read more