Legislation to bring California into the National Popular Vote plan to reform presidential elections passed the Senate by a margin of 23 to 14. The passage follows approval by the California Assembly on May 30th. The bill now returns to the Assembly to reconcile the two versions.
The National Popular Vote plan continues to gain support across the country. Identical legislation has passed the Colorado State Senate, passed a key Louisiana committee, had a hearing in Missouri, won bipartisan and independent support among legislators in Illinois and has been introduced into the New York Assembly. Legislation is likely in dozens of states in 2007.
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