Innovative Plan to Win Popular Election of the President Launched

Posted on February 22, 2006
Press conference for National Popular VoteOn February 23, FairVote’s chairman John Anderson joined Sen. Birch Bayh (D-IN), Rep. John Buchanan (R-AL) and other supporters of an important new campaign to elect the president by a national popular vote.

National Popular Vote, backed by FairVote, Common Cause and a bipartisan group of former Members of Congress, presented at the National Press Club an innovative plan for states representing a majority of Americans to join together in an agreement to collectively award their electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote. States have exclusive power over how to allocate electors. FairVote also released an impressive, ground-breaking new report:Presidential Elections Inequality. Copies are available online and for purchase.

[ Learn more at National Popular Vote’s website ]
[ Sen. Birch Bayh on C-Span’s Washington Journal ]
[ New Yorker commentary on the plan ]
[ FairVote op-ed from Sacramento Bee ]
[ FairVote’s new report: Presidential Elections Inequality ]

 
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