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Critics of Electoral College push for popular vote compact

Electoral College Popular Vote
Posted at 1:44 PM, Dec 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-12 13:44:29-05

SALEM, Ore. -- When the Electoral College meets Monday, its detractors hope it marks the beginning of the end of a system that twice this century has vaulted the loser of the popular vote to the presidency.

This year’s presidential race provides the latest motivation for change to supporters of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.

It would compel member states to award their electoral votes to the winner of the nationwide popular vote.

So far, 15 states and the District of Columbia have signed on. Virginia may be next.

Advocates hope, perhaps unrealistically, that it will be in place by the next presidential election in 2024.