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Whoever wins the most votes should be elected president. Pass the National Popular Vote compact and reform the outdated, anti-democratic Electoral College

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How this will help

Many Americans are outraged that for the second time in five elections, the presidential candidate who won the most popular votes lost the election. And every presidential election, candidates are...

Many Americans are outraged that for the second time in five elections, the presidential candidate who won the most popular votes lost the election. And every presidential election, candidates are forced to only compete in a handful of swing states, and effectively ignore voters in every other state in the union.
The winner-take-all Electoral College system that led to this anti-democratic outcome must be changed, so that voters in all 50 states have a say in choosing our president.

Here's how to do it: states can decide how they award their electoral votes, so if enough require their electors to vote for the winner of the nationwide popular vote (instead of who won in that state,) it would fix the problems of the Electoral College without needing to amend the Constitution.

This National Popular Vote compact wouldn't take effect until enough states joined in, but we're closer to that than you might think -- ten states (California, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington) and the District of Columbia have already signed on, totaling 165 electoral votes of the needed 270.

Activating the National Popular Vote compact would reshape our democracy for the better. Not only would it ensure that the person who actually got more votes win the presidency, but it would also force candidates to spend time engaging with voters in all 50 states, instead of just a handful swing states.

In 2016, 95% of campaign spending and candidate visits were in just 12 states. We don't know for certain who would have won this past election if National Popular Vote had been in place, but at the very least, we would end up with one winner, and not two -- and a democracy where every voter has a say in picking the president, regardless of where they live.

If you're upset that the Electoral College swung this election, then the National Popular Vote compact is the most effective and practical way to change our system for the better. Please add your name today to tell lawmakers in your state to sign onto the National Popular Vote compact.

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