National Media Await Schwarzenegger Decision on Electoral College Reform Bill

Released September 21, 2006

There was renewed attention today for the National Popular Vote campaign, which seeks to a national popular vote for President by passing state laws changing the way electors are chosen. A bill to give California's electoral votes to the nationwide vote winner passed both the House and Senate and awaits Gov. Schwarzenegger's signature.

This commentary by George Skelton appeared in The Los Angeles Times:

Another in October's American Prospect

And in The New York Times

The outcome from the Governor's office in the next ten days will have fascinating consequences for the country, possibly elevating a below-the-radar reform to political relevance and altering the presidential landscape as early as 2008.

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