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The status of National Popular Vote

The National Popular Vote interstate compact (NPV) is state legislation designed to nullify the Electoral College without changing the Constitution. It has a “trigger”—NPV takes effect if passed by enough states that they control a majority of electoral votes (270 out of 538) and thus the outcome of presidential elections.

Fifteen states and DC have passed NPV legislation, controlling a total of 195 electoral votes (as of May 2021). It has passed in at least one chamber in nine other states, and has been introduced in every state.