The Plan

Our Goal: One Nation One Vote

One Nation One Vote is a non-profit dedicated to improving our democracy. In the short term, we will focus on electing a President through a national popular vote where the most votes wins. The electoral college is bad for democracy. We can hold a national popular vote for President as early as 2020. Best yet, we do not need a constitutional amendment to get rid of the electoral college. Once enough States agree to cast their electoral votes for the national popular vote winner, the President will truly represent We the People. One Nation One Vote will work across the country for this goal.

The Plan

One National One Vote will work to enact the National Popular Vote Compact in the remaining states that have not yet joined. We will work with interested legislators to introduce and pass the Compact. And we will try to take the issue to We the People through the ballot initiative in states that allow it. Through the ballot initiative alone, we can cross the 270 electoral vote threshold needed to enact the Compact. Polls have consistently shown widespread support for replacing the Electoral College with a national popular vote. Where we can, we will use the ballot initiative process so that the people in each state can decide whether they want a national popular vote.

National Popular Vote Compact

We do not need a constitutional amendment to elect the next President by national popular vote. The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact is an agreement among the states that they will cast their electoral votes for the candidate who receives the most votes nationwide – not just in their state. Once states with the combined 270 electoral votes needed to win the Electoral College join the Compact, those states will vote for the winner of the national popular vote. It does not matter whether some states do not agree. If states with 270 electoral votes agree that they will vote for the winner of the national popular vote, the candidate with the most votes across the entire nation will become President.

Who Has Joined the Compact

We are over 60% towards our goal. Already, 11 states with a combined 165 electoral votes have agreed to the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact: California, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington. The Compact will become effective—and a national popular vote will occur—once additional states worth a combined 105 electoral votes join.