Legislators across the United States are getting involved with the National Popular Vote movement (NPV) that would redefine the electoral system for national executive elections. NPV is a California-based non-profit organization that intends to implement a system that would allow states to enter into a compact that would allocate their electoral votes to create a majority based on the national popular vote. To take effect, enough states need to enter the compact to add up to 270 electoral votes..
Currently 50 electoral votes from 4 states have been recruited through the enactment of the bill: Hawi’i, Illinois, New Jersey, and Maryland. The Houses of ten other states have passed the bill which has approximately 72% national public support, sparking dialogue on the current effectiveness of the Electoral College.
To read more on the NPV bill in Michigan, see the Current Issues article.