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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

  • Pennsylvania's Proportional Electoral Vote Allocation Proposal: A Nationwide Analysis

    July 24, 2013

    FairVote's analysis shows that Pennsylvania state Sen. Dominic Pileggi's proportional electoral vote allocation plan would do little to make presidential elections fairer if implemented nationally.

  • Following the Money: Campaign Donations and Spending in the 2012 Presidential Race

    February 13, 2013

    As we’ve shown at FairVote in study after study, the great majority of people and states are ignored during the election for our country’s highest office. But in the 2012 election, every state was invested at least in one way – they all had residents who donated to and financed the two major party candidates’ campaigns. However, when it came down to the stretch run, the candidates did not reciprocate this national effort.  Instead, candidates concentrated their efforts in a small number of states and left the others as net exporters campaign contributions relative to campaign spending. This report takes a state-by-state look at the data.

  • Presidential Elections State-by-State: Hardening Partisanship

    February 5, 2013
  • Fuzzy Math: Wrong Way Reforms for Allocating Electoral College Votes

    September 16, 2011

    This updated analysis (first published in 2007) analyzes two of the three major options available to state leaders interested in reforming how a state allocates its Electoral College votes: the whole number proportional system and congressional district system. It evaluates them on the basis of whether they promote majority rule, make elections more nationally competitive, reduce incentives for partisan machinations and make all votes count equally. Our analysis reveals that both of these methods fail to meet our criteria and fall far short of the National Popular Vote plan, which is the third major option available to reformers.