Friday, February 20, 2009

House Passes National Popular Vote bill.

The House just passed HB 383, Mimi Stewart's National Popular vote bill, 41-27. Looks like pretty much of a party-line vote, with Republicans voting against it.

The bill goes on to the Senate.

If the bill passes the Legislature and is signed into law by Gov. Bill Richardson, the state would join an interstate compact. The agreement only would take effect after states with electoral votes totaling more than half the national total had joined the compact — 270 of 538. That would guarantee that whoever won the popular vote nationally would win the election.