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Massachusetts Victory for National Popular Vote Creates Media Wave

The Massachusetts legislature passed National Popular Vote on July 27, with a 28-9 vote in the Senate and a 116-34 vote in the House. Gov. Deval Patrick has indicated he will sign it into law, which would make Massachusetts the sixth state to enact the law. Their total number of electoral votes (73) is more than 27% of the number necessary to activate the proposal and guarantee election of the winner of the national popular vote winner.

The media took note, with extensive coverage from major outlets such as CNN, FOX, NPR, MSNBC, Politico and The New York Times.

 

Learn more:

Jules Leconte's post on the FairVote Blog for further detail

Hendrik Hertzberg's blog posts on NPV on July 27 and July 28

National Popular Vote news release

FairVote's National Popular Vote page

 

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