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One State is Poised to Take a Small Step Toward Fixing Our Democracy

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April 27, 2018 10:47 am

Late on Election Night 2016, as it was becoming clear that Donald Trump was likely to win the White House despite losing the popular vote, I tried to take my mind off the unfolding disaster by calling John Koza.

Koza’s the founder of the National Popular Vote (NPV) compact. Launched in response to the 2000 election, which similarly was won by the popular vote loser, NPV is an effort to sideline the Electoral College by getting states to pass legislation pledging to award their electoral votes to the winner of the popular vote.

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