National Popular Vote Wins Big in Hawaii

NPV HawaiiThe National Popular Vote plan holds every promise to be in place for presidential elections in 2012. On May 1st, Hawaii became the fourth state to adopt the plan, with the legislature easily overriding a gubernatorial veto by a combined vote of 56-7. Four states with a total of 50 electoral votes have passed the proposal -- about one-fifth of the way toward implementation.

FairVote's Rob Richie provided testimony to each Hawaii committee addressing the bill and FairVote-supported advocates played a key role in the National Popular Vote plan's easy wins in the Vermont state legislature last month. It is now heading to Vermont's governor. Among recent kudos for the plan are an editorial in the Nashville Tennessean, a Washington Monthly column by by the Brennan Center's director Michael Waldman and a Newsday commentary.

[Rob Richie Blogs on Hawaii's Win]
[National Popular Vote Home Page]
[Michael Waldman's Washington Monthly Column]
[FairVote's National Popular Vote Video]
[Nashville Tennessean editorial]
[Newsday commentary by New York legislator Charles Lavine]
[Boston Globe columnist, Scot Lehigh on National Popular Vote]