Posted by Rob Richie on February 21, 2017
On Presidents Day, the New Mexico state senate became the first chamber to pass the National Popular Plan, by a margin of 26-16. It now moves onto the house. The legislation has been introduced in many other states as well.
A decade ago, FairVote's home state of Maryland became the first to enact the National Popular Vote plan. Nine more states and DC have followed, and last year nearly an equal number of Democrats and Republicans introduced the bill in their state. As FairVote has fervently argued since helping launch the campaign for a National Popular Vote, the issue is not a partisan one, but fundamentally about equality.