New York Enacts National Popular Vote Proposal

Release Date: 
April 16, 2014

NEW YORK— Yesterday, New York joined ten states and the District of Columbia to enact a National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC) proposal. NPVIC, if enacted, would award all of a state’s electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote, ensuring the winner of the popular vote wins the presidency. NPVIC, which takes effect when enacted by states representing a majority of electors, has now received over half of the state laws it needs to be realized.

New York adopting the National Popular Vote proposal is a victory for democracy

“New York adopting the National Popular Vote proposal is a victory for democracy,” said Demos President Heather McGhee. “Under the current electoral system, national candidates and parties can ignore voters in large swaths of the country. Changing that paradigm would help all voters have an equal say in our democracy and give voters in every state a greater voice in federal elections.”