National Popular Vote Bill passes California Assembly Elections Committee

by Laura Kirshner // Published June 21, 2007
We are now (for the second time around) one step closer to including California"s 55 electoral votes in an interstate compact to elect our president by a national popular vote.

I am pleased to report that the National Popular Vote bill (SB 37) passed the California Assembly Elections Committee in a 5-1-1 vote yesterday. The only opposition came from Assemblyman Robert Niello, with one assemblyman voting 'absent'.

Other supporters of the compact include the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, California Common Cause, Secretary of State Debra Bowen, and the Southwest Voter Registration and Education Project.

See article: Sen. Migden"s Measure to Implement a National Popular Vote for President Passes Assembly Elections