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Electoral College vs. National Popular Vote

The National Federation of Republican Women supports the U.S. Electoral College, which our founders so brilliantly designed in the U.S. Constitution.

The NFRW Legislative Committee is urging state federations and clubs to support our nation's Electoral College by working to defeat or repeal any legislation that calls for a national popular vote policy. This legislation has been and is being quietly proposed in states across the country and would eliminate the U.S. Electoral College in favor of direct election of U.S. presidents.

A primary proponent of the national popular vote legislation is a group called National Popular Vote, which reports that the "National Popular Vote bill has been enacted into law in states possessing 74 electoral votes -- 27 percent of the 270 electoral votes needed to activate the legislation." Those states are Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Washington, as well as the District of Columbia. If advocates are successful, they might eventually gain a 36-state majority to make this an amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

If your state has not passed national popular vote legislation, make sure it does not. If your state has already passed national popular vote legislation, work to repeal it. More information about this issue. [PDF, 1 page]

Constitutional Convention

Also, the NFRW Legislative Committee opposes the call for a constitutional convention. More information about this issue. [PDF, 1 page]

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