National Popular Vote
The National Popular Vote is a movement to change the way presidential votes are counted. NPV bypasses the arduous and difficult process of changing the Constitution to replace the Electoral College. Each state independently passes NPV legislation, which provides that the state’s Electoral College votes will automatically go to the presidential candidate with the most popular votes. But each state’s NPV bill provides that it will not take effect until NPV bills have been passed in enough states such that their total Electoral College votes total 260 - the magic number needed to elect the President. Only 74 more EC votes are needed.
1. Read this article about the flawed Electoral College system:
2. Check out the NPV site and see what your own state’s status is. If your state hasn’t yet enacted an NPV bill, contact your state legislators (links on page):