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Massachusetts Legislature Approves National Popular Vote Plan


by The Federalist Society's Free Speech & Election Law Practice Group
Posted July 28, 2010, 1:48 PM

The Boston Globe reports that the Massachusetts Legislature has passed a new law under which all of its electoral votes will be awarded to the candidate who wins the national popular vote, a plan being pressed in state legislatures across the country by the organization National Popular Vote, Inc. The aim of supporters of the plan is to bypass the traditional Electoral College system in presidential elections.

Click here to read Legal and Logistical Ramifications of the National Popular Vote Plan, a paper by Tara Ross and published by The Federalist Society which analyzes the potential consequences of the national popular vote plan.

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