Popular Vote vs Electoral College

The Electoral College has "skewed" several elections in the past, which has spurred a movement to abolish it. The Electoral College is mandated by the federal government, and changes at the federal level are very unlikely to happen.

There is a collection of states that are banding together to try and overturn the Electoral College system. The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact is a legally binding agreement between states that when enough states have joined to insure the 270 Electoral College votes required to elect a president, those states will give all of their Electoral College votes to whichever candidate wins the popular vote regardless of how voters in their respective state voted.

This is a creative state based method to work around the antiquated Electoral College system.



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