At the 2010 national convention, the League of Women Voters of the United States voted to support the National Popular Vote bill as one way to achieve the direct election of the president as it will guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most votes in all 50 states and D.C. + making EVERY VOTE EQUAL. Direct election of the president has been the goal of the League of Women Voters since 1970.
The League of Women Voters of Arizona supports legislation to sign on to an agreement among states to award their electoral votes for president to the candidate that receives the most votes in all 50 states and D.C.
This legislation will take effect only when enacted by states possessing a majority of electoral votes (270 of 538) and will guarantee that every voter in every state will be relevant in every presidential campaign.
The League of Women Voters of Arizona encourages the AZ legislature to write and pass a NPV bill and the Governor to sign it. We applaud the other states that have already passed the NPV bill into law.
California was the 9th state to pass this bill. There is now 49% of the 270 electoral votes needed.
LWVUS Position (Adopted 2010) The LWVUS believes that the direct-popular-vote method for electing the President and Vice-President is essential to representative government. The League of Women Voters believes, therefore, that the Electoral College should be abolished. We support the use of the National Popular Vote Compact as one acceptable way to achieve the goal of the direct popular vote for election of the president, until the abolition of the Electoral College is accomplished. The League also supports uniform voting qualifications and procedures for presidential elections.