Connecticut House Passes National Popular Vote Bill

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Momentum builds for bi-partisan, state-based plan to elect the President by national popular vote

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The Connecticut House of Representatives passed the National Popular Vote bill, paving the way for the “Constitution State” to become the 12th jurisdiction to pass the proposal. If the Senate takes action and the Governor signs the bill, Connecticut’s seven electoral votes will bring the compact’s total to 172 - 63 percent of the 270 electoral votes required for the compact to take effect.

“This is an important step forward in Connecticut and in our nationwide movement to ensure a national popular vote for president,” said Dr. John Koza, Chairman of National Popular Vote. “Connecticut provides crucial momentum. We will not rest until every voter, in every state, is politically relevant in every presidential election.”

The National Popular Vote interstate compact would not take effect until enacted by states possessing a majority of the electoral votes – that is, enough to elect a President (270 of 538). Under the compact, the winner would be the candidate who received the most popular votes from all 50 states (and DC) on Election Day.

For a brief explanation of the National Popular Vote Bill please visit http://www.nationalpopularvote.com. Please click here to view our introductory video. Attached is a one-pager explaining the National Popular Vote.

About National Popular Vote
National Popular Vote is a 501(c)(4) political organization advancing National Popular Vote legislation on a state-by-state basis. Under National Popular Vote, enacting states pledge their electors to the presidential candidate who wins the most popular votes in all 50 states. Having become law in nine states and the District of Columbia, the bill has been introduced in all 50 states and has passed more than 30 legislative chambers. For more information, visit http://www.nationalpopularvote.com.

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