The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact is slowly but steadily advancing to its goal of 270 electoral votes. The movement has officially gained the support of Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy (D) and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman (D), where the issue is currently being debate in the legislature.
“I fully support a national popular vote for President. All Americans deserve to have their votes counted equally for the highest office in the country,” said Governor Malloy. “Connecticut should join the nine other states and the District of Columbia in taking this important step. The candidate who wins the most votes should be President. An equal vote for every American citizen, regardless of in which state they happen to live, is the fairest and most democratic way to go.”
So far it has nine states plus DC with 136 electoral votes. If the Connecticut legislature acts that would bring the total to 143. As a solidly blue state Connecticut has been mostly ignored in all recent presidential election.
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