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July 28, 2010


Massachusetts Approves Plan to Bypass Electoral College

The Massachusetts Legislature "has approved a new law intended to bypass the Electoral College system and ensure that the winner of the presidential election is determined by the national popular vote," the Boston Globe reports.

"Supporters are campaigning, state by state, to get such bills enacted. Once states accounting for a majority of the electoral votes (or 270 of 538) have enacted the laws, the candidate winning the most votes nationally would be assured a majority of Electoral College votes. That would hold true no matter how the other states vote and how their electoral votes are distributed."

Other states already on board: Illinois, New Jersey, Hawaii, Maryland, and Washington.












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