The League of Women Voters of the United States believes that the direct-popular-vote method for electing the President and Vice-President is essential to representative government. The League of Women Voters, therefore, supports abolition of the Electoral College through a Constitutional amendment. Until that is accomplished, the League supports the use of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact as one acceptable way to achieve the goal of direct popular vote for election of the president until the abolition of the Electoral College is accomplished.
The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC) is an agreement among a group of U.S. states and the District of Columbia to award all their respective electoral votes to whichever presidential candidate wins the overall popular vote in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The compact is designed to ensure that the candidate who wins the most popular votes is elected president.
- To learn about NPVIC, a state based plan to see the president elected by national popular vote, please read, "Every Vote Equal."
- The history of the National Popular Vote can be found in this article from the National Conference of State Legislatures.
- Additional information on the subject, including an informative video on the National Popular vote can be found here.