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Signs of Life :: Elections

States Back the Popular Vote
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Illinois on April 7th became the third state to pass a National Popular Vote bill fueled by dissatisfaction with the Electoral College.

The bill grows out of a statelevel movement to make the popular vote decisive, rather than the Electoral College vote. The National Popular Vote campaign urges states to pass laws that turn all of their electoral college delegates in the presidential election over to the popular vote winner. But it will only take effect when states that together have a majority of Electoral College votes have signed it into law.

Similar bills have passed in New Jersey and Maryland. One or both legislative chamber has adopted the bill in eight other states.

— Noah Grant is a YES! editorial assistant.



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