The Maryland House of Delegates passed the National Popular Vote plan on April 2nd, by a vote of 85 to 54, joining the State Senate which passed the plan on March 28 by a vote of 29 to 17. According to a spokesman, Governor Martin O'Malley will sign the bill.
Developed by National Popular Vote, this plan would ensure an equally meaningful vote for Americans in all states, not just "battlegrounds" like Florida and Ohio, by having states use their constitutional powers to guarantee election of the national popular vote winner in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
[ Washington Post story - Bypassing the Electoral College]
[ Washington Post story - MD Senate Advances Bill]
[ Takoma Voice op-ed by MD Del. Sheila Hixson ]
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