Popular Vote vs Electoral College

The United States 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. To truly abolish the electoral college would require a constitutional amendment, the last of which was passed in 1992, and I think very unlikely.

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 national 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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