Jerry Brown signs popular vote bill

The Sacramento Bee

"More than a decade after George W. Bush beat Al Gore for president despite winning fewer votes nationwide, California has given a movement to overturn the nation's Electoral College system perhaps its greatest lift yet.

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation this morning committing California to an interstate compact to award electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins the most votes nationwide.

The agreement would become effective only if states possessing a majority of the nation's 538 Electoral Collegevotes agree. Eight other states and the District of Columbiahave signed on, committing 74 electoral votes. The bill Brown signed today addsCalifornia's55."

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