Posted on May 01, 2007
The Illinois House passed the National Popular Vote plan by a vote of 65-50 on May 2nd. Former Illinois Congressman and FairVote chairman John Anderson is a member of the National Popular Vote Advisory Board. Illinois was the first state where the National Popular Vote bill was introduced in 2006.
The same week, the Hawaii State Senate also chose to override the Governor's veto of National Popular Vote. The Hawaii House originally passed the bill by a large margin of 35-12. Bills have been introduced in 47 states, with 320 sponsors nationwide.