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Connecticut is set to join a popular-vote pact that could make the Electoral College irrelevant

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Connecticut is set to join a popular-vote pact that could make the Electoral College irrelevant

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Connecticut lawmakers voted to join a group of states that want to award their Electoral College votes to the winner of the popular vote in presidential elections. Connecticut will join 10 other states and the District of Columbia in the pact, for a combined total of 172 electoral votes. The threshold to win the presidency is 270 electoral votes.


HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's General Assembly voted Saturday to join a group of states that want to pool their Electoral College votes for the presidential candidate who wins the popular vote, the first state legislature to do so since President Donald Trump's 2016 election.

If Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signs the legislation into law, as expected, Connecticut will be the 12th jurisdiction — a combination of 11 states and the District of Columbia — to enter the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.

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