Vermont's governor Peter Shumlin on April 22 will sign the National Popular Vote plan (NPV) for president, making his state the 8th state (counting Washington, D.C.) to enter this interstate agreement designed to guarantee that the candidate who wins the most votes in all 50 states and DC will become president. Introduced in every state legislature in the country in recent years, NPV is garnering increasingly impressive support -- including both small states like Vermont and large states and both Republican and Democratic leaders.
FairVote's studies help make the case for change. This week we blogged on how current Electoral College rules distort White House attention, just as it clearly affects campaign behavior, while our board member Hendrik Hertzberg showcases bipartisan support in California.
- Burlington Free Press on Vermont
- FairVote blog on presidential travel
- FairVote's updated USA map on 2008 spending
- Hendrik Hertzberg's recent New Yorker blog on NPV