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National Popular Vote plan: Advances mark 5-year anniversary

 

Five years ago, on Feb. 23, 2006, FairVote's Rob Richie and John Anderson joined other founders of the National Popular Vote plan for presidential elections for a National Press Club news conference announcing the proposal. Since then, six states (and Washington, D.C) have adopted the plan, nearly a third of state legislative chambers have passed it and more than 2,000 state legislators have backed in their states.

 

This week marked more advances, including:

 

  • The Vermont state senate, run by Democrats, passed NPV 20-10
  • An Oklahoma committee run by Republicans passed it 11-3
  • Noted independent and philanthropist Thomas Golisano announced his active support
  • A new edition of Every Vote Equal, with Richie among co-authors, was released.

 

Resources on the National Popular Vote plan:

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National Popular Vote

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