Michael A. McLachlan

Lawmakers To Consider Favoring Popular Vote Over Electoral College

Lawmakers To Consider Favoring Popular Vote Over Electoral College

A key legislative committee is considering a number of election-related bills proposed in response to President Trump's victory, including joining an agreement on the popular vote and barring the state's seven electoral votes from going to a candidate who did not release tax returns, among other proposals.

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill testified Wednesday in favor of the state joining the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, which currently includes 10 states and the District of Columbia. The agreement preserves the electoral college but stipulates that participating states award all their electoral votes to whichever presidential candidate wins the overall popular...

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