We can and must fix the Electoral College.
Please click here to sign this huge coalition petition to all state legislatures:
Whoever wins the most votes should be elected president. Please join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, and end the Electoral College's power to overturn the popular vote.
Why do this?
We believe every vote should count equally, regardless of where you live in the United States – EVERY vote in EVERY state should matter in EVERY presidential election. But thanks to the Electoral College, even though Clinton won over 2 million (and counting!) more popular votes, the Electoral College allowed Trump to win.
This is the fifth time in U.S. history, and second time in five elections, where a presidential candidate who won the most popular votes lost the election. As a result, presidential candidates have no reason to pay attention to voters in states where they are safely ahead or hopelessly behind. Instead, candidates focus on “swing states” while largely ignoring the rest of the country.
Click here to help remedy this error.
The winner-take-all Electoral College system that led to this anti-democratic outcome must be changed, so that voters in all 50 states have a say in choosing our president.
If we can get enough states to sign onto the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, our presidents will be elected by the national popular vote — it would fix the problems of the Electoral College without needing to amend the Constitution or go through Congress.
This can easily be done if we all help. Add your name now.
The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact would require states to award all their electoral votes to whichever presidential candidate wins the national popular vote.
And we already have momentum to getting this enacted nationally: Right now, ten states and the District of Columbia have joined the compact, possessing 165 electoral votes altogether.
Activating the National Popular Vote Compact would reshape our democracy for the better. Not only would it ensure that the person who actually got more votes wins the presidency, but it would also force candidates to spend time engaging with voters in all 50 states, instead of just a handful of swing states.
Please add your name today and urge lawmakers in your state to join the National Popular Vote compact.
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