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Connecticut Just Put Another Nail In The Electoral College's Coffin

By Vanessa Nix Anthony

On Saturday, the Connecticut State Senate voted 21–14 to join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, which would give the state’s Electoral College votes to whichever presidential candidate wins the popular vote nationally.

Currently, 11 other districts (10 states including: California, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington, plus the District of Columbia) have already signed on.

While both houses of Connecticut's state legislature have now approved the measure, it still needs the sign-off of Governor Dannel Malloy (D). Malloy has promised to sign the legislation, which would bring the compact to a total of 172 electoral votes. The agreement itself will go into effect once the total states committed and signed to the compact reaches at least 270 electoral votes.