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How would the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact handle non-FPTP elections?

It seems that people who argue that the President of the United States should be elected by popular vote, and supporting the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC or NaPoVoInterCo), are ...
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Could Congress veto the NPVIC via its control of DC's electoral votes?

The 23rd amendment begins 1: The District constituting the seat of government of the United States shall appoint in such manner as the Congress may direct: A number of electors of President... (...
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Why was the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact written not to take effect until it has an absolute majority of electoral votes?

Closely related: Does the NPVIC only take effect once enough states sign for it to have legal force? . That question asks whether, this question asks why. The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact ...
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What would happen if the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact was ratified between a presidential election and when the electoral college votes?

The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact is an agreement between several US states to award their electoral college votes to the winner of the national vote. This agreement is designed to only ...
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Why don't the states in the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact apportion their electoral votes by congressional district?

If the goal is to get the electoral college to better reflect the popular vote, the simple solution is to avoid the winner-take-all system and apportion votes by congressional district based on the ...
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Does National Popular Vote Interstate Compact make allowances for states to leave after joining?

My understanding of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact is that, once 270 electoral votes worth of states pass the law, all of the joining states will appoint electors pledged to casting ...
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What effect does the recent SCOTUS decision on faithless electors have on the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact?

What effect, if any, does the recent SCOTUS decision on faithless electors have on the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact? This compact requires the electors from the states signed into the ...
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Is the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact constitutional?

I read recently that Colorado will have a version of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact on their ballot in November. Considering that this bill functionally eliminates the Electoral College, ...
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Does the NPVIC only take effect once enough states sign for it to have legal force?

15 state legislatures plus the District of Columbia have passed legislation enacting the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, as described on Wikipedia. However, this represents only 72.6% of the ...
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Do Virginia Democrats support the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact?

Virginia is not currently a member of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. The NPVIC is very popular with Democratic voters (a 2018 Pew Research Center Poll showed 75% of Democrats support ...
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Why are California Republicans against the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact?

States allocate their electoral college votes however they want to. Some, including California, legalized NPVIC (national popular vote interstate compact). This forces the state to give all its ...
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