In an exciting electoral double-whammy, the National Popular Vote bill passed the State Senate in both North Carolina and California on May 14, 2007.
California's SB 37 was approved by the Senate Committee on Elections, Redistricting, and Constitutional Amendments on March 21, 2007, and passed on final reading by a vote of 22-14. North Carolina's SB 954 passed by a vote of 30-18. Eyes now turn to the House in both states.
In little over a year since its kick-off, the NPV bill has demonstrated some fancy footwork, passing a total of 10 legislative chambers. The number of legislative supporters has also continued to grow, recently surpassing 350 sponsors in 47 States.