A realistic path to eliminating the Electoral College by 2020

On Nov. 8, the American people spoke clearly, and chose Hillary Clinton for President. Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by almost 3 million votes. Hillary Clinton received more votes for president than any Republican candidate ever. She lost the election because of the arcane and undemocratic Electoral College—and while the rules are the rules, her margin of defeat under those arcane and undemocratic rules was minuscule. An effort known as The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact is an agreement among several U.S. states and the District of Columbia to award all their respective electoral votes to whichever presidential candidate wins the overall popular vote. Once states totaling 270 electoral votes join the compact–which requires passing state laws– then the next presidential election will be determined by the popular vote, not the Electoral College. Sign the petition: Elect the president by national popular vote.