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S 3149 - Requires the President to be Elected by Popular Vote - Key Vote

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Herman Farrell, Jr. voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

Read statements Herman Farrell, Jr. made in this general time period.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Requires the President to be Elected by Popular Vote

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (102-33) - (Key vote)

Title: Requires the President to be Elected by Popular Vote

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that includes the state of New York 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 bill will be effective once the number of states, that have passed the agreement in the same form, cumulatively possess 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 - Bill Passed (Senate) (57-4) -
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Requires the President to be Elected by Popular Vote

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