National Popular Vote: Let’s fix the Electoral College

State legislatures

It’s time to fix the broken Electoral College.

In two of the past five presidential elections, the candidate who won the popular vote lost the election. And in every presidential race, candidates are forced to focus their attention on only a handful of swing states -- ignoring the vast majority of voters nationwide.

But right now, we can reform the Electoral College and make presidential elections more inclusive and competitive -- with the National Popular Vote Compact.

Here’s how it works: if enough states require their electors to vote for the winner of the nationwide popular vote (rather than the state popular vote), it would fix the problems of the Electoral College without needing to amend the Constitution.

National Popular Vote won’t take effect until enough states have joined in, but we’re closer to that than you might think -- 15 states and D.C. have already signed on, totaling 196 electoral votes of the needed 270 Electoral College votes.

We deserve a President who's chosen by the majority of Americans -- and presidential races that make candidates engage with voters in all 50 states. Add your name to urge more states to join the National Popular Vote Compact.

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To: State legislatures
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​Every American deserves to have a meaningful say in our presidential elections -- no matter which state they live in. That’s why all states should sign onto the National Popular Vote Compact and band together to ensure the candidate who receives the most votes nationwide wins the presidency.​