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California Approves Electing The President By Majority Vote, Electoral College Reform Leaps Forward

By Lee Fang  

"California Approves Electing The President By Majority Vote, Electoral College Reform Leaps Forward"

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Earlier today, Gov. Jerry Brown (D-CA) became the latest governor to sign into law the Popular Vote Interstate Compact, a reform to award the state’s electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote in a presidential election. The PVIC is activated when states possessing a majority of the nation’s 538 electoral college votes sign the legislation into law. California now joins Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Vermont, Washington, and the District of Columbia in approving the measure, bringing 132 combined electoral votes, or “48.9% of the 270 needed for the compact to take effect.”

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