National Popular Vote

Did you know that the winning Presidential candidate isn't necessarily the candidate who received the most votes? It's true. Because of the Electoral College system the candidate who placed second in the popular vote was elected in 2000, 1888, 1876, and 1824.

Equally problematic, the Electoral College incentivizes candidates to spend all of their time campaigning in so-called "swing states." Meanwhile, states like Massachusetts with a reliable Democratic majority are completely ignored. It's a disservice to voters of all political persuasions and party affiliations.

The National Popular Vote state compact does away with the undemocratic Electoral College and ensures that the winning candidate is the candidate with the most votes and that every Americans' vote counts. In 2010, Massachusetts became the sixth state to pass National Popular Vote legislation after an aggressive campaign by Common Cause Massachusetts.

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