Posted on August 19, 2007Papers were filed to place the National Popular Vote plan on the ballot in California in 2008. Under the plan, California would join an interstate compact to award its electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote in all fifty states. Nationally, the National Popular Vote legislation has 364 Sponsors in 47 States, including California, where the bill recently passed the State Senate.
A competing ballot initiative proposes to divide California's electoral votes by congressional district. FairVote's report "Fuzzy Math: Wrong Way Reforms for Allocating Electoral College Votes" explains the folly of awarding electoral votes by congressional district, even if done in every state in the country.
[ Los Angeles Times story ]
[ Article in Slate by Jamie Raskin ]
[ National Popular Vote ]
[ FairVote's Report "Fuzzy Math" ]