Resources & Links

FairVote has numerous articles and resources involving the National Popular Vote plan. Below is a brief list, including some things that cannot be found elsewhere on this site.



2008 Presidential Election Analysis Factsheets

Pending Legislation

Below is a compilation of pending National Popular Vote Plan legislation for the state legislative 2013 session. This information was updated on April 17, 2013. NOTE: this table includes legislation that both restricts the NPV plan as well as proposes its implementation.







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Rhode Island






If you want to take action and voice support for the National Popular Vote proposals in your state, take action here!



Latest NPV Reports

  • Fuzzy Math: Wrong Way Reforms for Allocating Electoral Votes

    January 28, 2015

    States have a constitutional obligation to decide how they will allocate their electoral votes during presidential elections. Almost all states currently use statewide, winner-take-all rules, which gives all of the state's votes to the winner of the statewide popular vote. But some states have considered alternative methods, such as the whole number proportional system and the congressional district system. We look at the effect these systems would have on presidential elections. Neither system promotes majority rule, increases competitiveness nationwide, or ensures voter equality.

  • The Role of Cities in National Popular Vote Elections

    June 13, 2014

    In debating options for reforming presidential elections in the United States, the most promising alternative to the status quo is the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPV). But even though we use popular vote elections to select every member of Congress and all 50 governors, some NPV skeptics warn that its adoption would have a partisan impact on presidential elections. They fear that Democrats could increase their national vote totals by focusing resources on major metropolitan areas, while Republicans could achieve similar gains only by spreading their resources across more geographically dispersed, non-urban areas. This report challenges this argument in three ways. 

  • The Role of Cities in National Popular Vote Elections

    June 13, 2014

    This report challenges the argument that a national popular vote for president would advantage Democratic or urban voters in three ways. First, we demonstrate that urban areas, when properly defined as metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs), lean only modestly toward the Democratic Party. 

  • How the 2012 Presidential Election Has Strengthened the Movement for the National Popular Vote Plan

    May 2, 2014

    This article, published in the June 2013 edition of Presidential Studies Quarterly, surveys the inequality in campaign resource allocation during the 2012 presidential election and demonstrates that this inequality is unlikely to dissipate unless more states enact the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.