ALBANY, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In a huge bipartisan vote, National Popular Vote has passed both legislative chambers in New York and has been sent to Governor Cuomo for his signature. New York would add 29 electoral votes to the National Popular Vote plan, bringing the total number of electoral votes to 165, or 61 percent of the total needed for the plan to take effect.
The New York Senate passed the bill 57-4; the New York Assembly passed the bill 102-33.
"We are encouraged by the bipartisan legislative action in New York," said Dr. John Koza, Chairman of National Popular Vote. "This brings us a big and important step closer to ensuring the candidate with the most popular votes for president is elected in a system where every voter, in every state is politically relevant in every presidential election."
About National Popular Vote
National Popular Vote is a 501(c)(4) political organization advancing National Popular Vote legislation on a state-by-state basis. Under National Popular Vote, enacting states pledge their electors to the presidential candidate who wins the most popular votes in all 50 states. Having become law in nine states and the District of Columbia, the bill has been introduced in all 50 states and has passed more than 30 legislative chambers. For more information, visit www.nationalpopularvote.com.