Policy Memorandum: National Popular Vote

This memo dispells several popular myths surrounding the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPV), which is quietly being signed onto in state legislatures across the country.

Once the equivalent of 270 electoral votes are obtained by signees of the Compact, the winner of the U.S. Presidential Election would go to the winner of the national popular vote—and not the winner of the Electoral College—regardless of the objections of those states which have not signed onto the Compact.