National Popular Vote

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National Popular Vote (NPV) is an initiative in 2007 to change state laws in order to guarantee that the winner of the popular vote nationwide will be given a majority of the Electoral College votes, and thereby become President even if the candidate did not win the Electoral College as traditionally tabulated.[1]

This NPV would subject the entire Nation to the election laws—and election fraud—in liberal states like California and Illinois. The NPV would marginalize the influence of most states in presidential elections, instead turning control of the country over to large cities, and would circumvent the Twelfth Amendment[2] as well as the safeguards provided by the Electoral College.

This state-by-state effort to circumvent the traditional operation of the Electoral College results from a recognition that there is insufficient support for amending the U.S. Constitution to attain the same result.

As of March 27, 2007, the state legislatures of Colorado and Tennessee had rejected efforts to change their state laws governing how their members of the Electoral College vote in presidential elections.[3]

But as of April 29, 2009, five states representing 61 of the goal of 270 electoral votes had passed this into law: Washington, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey.


  2. Trashing the 12th Amendment with the National Popular Vote