National Popular Vote Advancing Across the States
On March 10, Rhode Island's Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony about the national popular vote bill. Now the Progressive States Network has a great roundup on the action regarding the bill around the country:
Passage of NPV bills has begun at a healthy pace this session. New Mexico's House was the first legislative chamber to pass the National Popular Vote Bill in 2009. Now five other state legislative chambers have joined in just the past month, bringing the total to six.
It's important to remember that the national popular vote bill does not go into effect until states possessing a majority (270 of 538) of Electoral Votes have signed on. This is a nationwide effort, of which Rhode Island is just a small part. We're getting closer.