ALBANY, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation today that adds New York to the list of states that have passed the National Popular Vote bill. New York is the 11th state to pass such legislation and adds 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 compact to take effect.
"We offer our thanks to Governor Cuomo and to New York legislators who gave voters what they want in a profound a resounding, bipartisan fashion," said Dr. John Koza, Chairman of National Popular Vote. “This brings us an important leap forward to guaranteeing the presidency to the candidate who wins the most popular votes in all fifty states and making every voter, in every state, relevant in every presidential election."
National Popular Vote passed both legislative chambers in New York with overwhelming support from all political parties. The New York Senate passed the bill 57-4, and the New York Assembly passed the bill 102-33. The bill is endorsed by the Conservative Party of New York and the Working Families Party of New York.
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.