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S 31 - Electing the President by Popular Vote - Key Vote

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Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (85-44) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (20-10) - (Key vote)

Title: Electing the President by Popular Vote

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that proposes an agreement among states to elect the President by national popular vote.

Highlights:
  • Establishes an agreement among states, to which any state or the District of Columbia may join, to elect the President by national popular vote (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that Vermont's Electoral College votes will be assigned to the winner of the national popular vote, rather than the winner of the state of Vermont (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits the electoral colleges of the member states of this agreement from casting their votes until it is determined who has won the national popular vote (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that this agreement will take effect once a number of states that possess the majority amount of electoral votes have effectively enacted the agreement (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Electing the President by Popular Vote

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