The candidate with the most votes should become President.
The person who wins the most votes nationally should become the President of the country. States can pass a law that makes this principle a reality. Ten states and the District of Columbia have enacted that law: The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. These jurisdictions have 165 electoral votes. The Compact goes into effect when the number of states that passed it account for a majority of the electors in the Electoral College. The remaining 40 states have 373 electoral votes. If states with only 105 pass the Compact, then the Republic at last would have a truly democratic method of selecting the President -- one in which every vote in the United States is weighed equally in the balance when deciding who most of the people want as the Chief Executive Officer of the government.
Board Member Jim Glassman speaks for MEVC at a Connecticut public hearing
A press conference in Connecticut for the National Popular Vote
MEVC PRO BONO COUNSEL NETWORK
Making Every Vote Count is pleased to announce the launch of a pro bono counsel network supporting the campaign to reform the deeply flawed Presidential selection system, state by state. Coordinated by MEVC's legal counsel, Covington & Burling LLP, this network welcomes law firms across the country to join the fight for urgently needed changes in the current system. By mobilizing attorneys on the ground in various states, MEVC will be able to tap in to a wealth of knowledge about each state's unique legal and political environment. Network members will provide strategic support in a variety of ways, including tailoring MEVC initiatives to create the most impact in their communities. Targeted efforts at the local level are the most effective way to encourage state action, while also building national momentum for the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. The pro bono counsel network will help MEVC rally support nationwide.
If your law firm is interested in joining, please contact Maggie Brennan at MBrennan@cov.com.
We are a new nonpartisan nonprofit with a bipartisan Board of Directors working to reform the Presidential selection system. See the work we have already accomplished!
- Presentation - The Problem with the Presidential Selection Process, by Professor Sam Wang
- Presentation - Nationwide Survey Results, by Andrew Claster
- Presentation - The Plan to Pass the NPV Compact, by the MEVC Team
- Video - Professor Sam Wang discusses the results of his research for Making Every Vote Count on CNN
Learn about the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, and why we are more than 60% the way towards changing the Presidential selection system.