New York Joins National Popular Vote Compact to Circumvent Electoral College

Capital NY: “With New York’s 29 electors, the interstate compact would have 160 electors, or the 60 percent of the 270 it needs to take effect.”

UPDATE: Gov. Cuomo has not yet signed the bill.  And the totals above seem to be incorrect. See Derek Muller. Finally, someone objected to my phrasing of “circumventing” the Electoral College.  It may be more accurate to say that it circumvents the “winner-take-all” aspect.

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