Posted on July 14, 2011
On July 14, the California State Senate voted 23-15 in favor of the National Popular Vote bill. Last month it passed the California State Assembly by 51-21 margin and now goes to Governor Jerry Brown for approval. With his signature, California will become the eighth state (joined by DC) to enact the National Popular Vote plan. Together these states have nearly half of the electoral votes necessary to activate it and guarantee the White House to the national popular vote winner in the next presidential election -- a reform FairVote research demonstrates is urgently needed.