This list includes information about US states that support the popular vote for President. Who can forget the mess that was the 2000 election when Al Gore won the popular vote, but George W. Bush won the Electoral College. This discrepancy led to months of recounts and voters across the country feeling unsatisfied with the voting process.
Several states have taken action to make sure this won't happen again by enacting the National Popular Vote bill, a measure that would guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes across the entire United States. So far the bill has been enacted by 10 states and Washington D.C., with Oregon and Oklahoma moving forward with steps to pass the bill in their states. These US states for popular vote legislation are leading the way towards major changes in the electoral system of America.
With the current system, voters whose political leanings differ from the majority of their state feel, at times, like their vote doesn't count. For instance, Illinois is almost always a blue state whereas Texas is usually a red state. The National Popular Vote bill would help conservatives down in Springfield, IL and liberals in Austin, TX to feel like their votes matter again.What do you think? Would you like to see the National Popular Vote bill enacted in every state? Do you live in one of the states that support popular vote changes? Share you opinion in the comments section.
In May of 2015, The Oregon House of Representatives passed the National Popular Vote bill. The bill has also been introduced in the Senate and is currently in committee.Source
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After passing in the Oklahoma Senate, the National Popular Vote bill moved onto the House of Representatives in 2015.Source
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In 2014, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed the National Popular Vote bill making it the 11th state to enact the bill into law.Source
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