Thursday, July 10, 2008

Massachusetts House Passes National Popular Vote

BOSTON - House lawmakers are backing a bill to replace the Electoral College with a direct popular vote when electing the president.

The Massachusetts House gave the bill initial approval on a 119-36 vote. The measure is part of a national initiative designed to garner the support of enough states to sideline the Electoral College. The bill still needs the support of the Senate. Gov. Deval Patrick hasn’t said whether he would sign it. Read more.

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