The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact has passed a total of 35 state legislative chambers in 23 states.
a way out of the electoral chaos is not that far off thanks to the quiet wonky National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.
Though the initiative gets sporadic media coverage it is hardly general public knowledge.
It should be.
The simple compact proposes that states pledge their electoral votes ‘to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia’.
This rather brilliantly obviates the need for an amendment dumping the Electoral College from the Constitution.
The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact would only take effect when a sufficient number of states sign on such that their combined electoral votes constitute the magic 270 we’ve always needed to elect a president.So far 165 electoral votes from 11 states have been secured.Of the remaining 105 required 82 are seriously in play – having passed at least one legislative chamber in 10 states.Optimistically we’re 23 new electoral votes away from ridding ourselves of the Electoral College.(cont..)