April 5, 2007(Key vote)
Title: Popular Vote Presidential Election
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
A vote to pass a bill to elect the President of the United States by national popular vote.
- Requires the chief election official for each state to add together the votes for each presidential candidate in each state to create a national popular vote total [art. III].
- Requires that each chief election official for each state designate the presidential candidate with the largest national popular vote the national popular vote winner [art. III].
- Requires the chief election official for each state to cast their state's electoral votes for the national popular vote winner, unless there is a tie, in which case they would use the popular votes in their state as the determining factor in casting their electoral votes [art. III].
- Stipulates that this agreement will go into effect once states with a majority of the electoral votes enact this legislation [art. IV].