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LD 56 - National Popular Vote Act - Key Vote

Maine Key Votes

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Legislation - Bill Failed (House) (50-95) - (Key vote)

Title: National Popular Vote Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that includes the state of Maine in an agreement among various states to award their electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote in a presidential election.

Highlights:
-Requires the chief election official of each state to appoint electors in association with the national popular vote winner (Sec. 1). -Specifies that this Act will be effective once the number of States that have passed the agreement in the same form cumulatively posses a majority of the electoral votes (Sec. 1). -Authorizes any state to withdraw from the agreement, provided that if the state withdraws within 6 months of a presidential election, the withdrawal shall not be effective until after the election (Sec. 1). -Repeals the agreement if the electoral college is abolished (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: National Popular Vote Act

Sponsors

  • John L. Martin (ME - D) (Out Of Office)