As we have seen twice in the last 20 years, our electoral system, using the Electoral College, does not reflect the will of the majority of voters in the United States.

There is a legislative way to change the system without the need for a constitutional amendment. The National Popular Vote bill would guarantee that the presidential candidate who receives the most votes in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., will win the presidency.

Here is some information on that bill from nationalpopularvote.com:

“The National Popular Vote bill … has been enacted into law in 11 states with 165 electoral votes, and will take effect when enacted by states with 105 more electoral votes. The bill has passed one chamber in 12 additional states with 96 electoral votes. Most recently, the bill was passed by a bipartisan 40-16 vote in the Republican-controlled Arizona House, 28-18 in the Republican-controlled Oklahoma Senate, 57-4 in the Republican-controlled New York Senate, and 37-21 in the Democratic-controlled Oregon House.”

With a new legislative year on the horizon, please contact your state representatives and state senators about sponsoring and supporting this bill.

William Hickey

York