VIRGINIANS Can Help End The Electoral College on November 7, 2023

Richard Greene
4 min readOct 21, 2023

No one knows about this.

The media doesn’t talk about it.

Yet virtually every young person and almost every American wants it. Often very passionately.

And many who will otherwise stay home, will come out and vote for it . . . if they knew about it!

The “it” is something called “The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact”.

And it IS . . . a thing.

A thing that has ALREADY been passed in 16 states and The District of Columbia.

And if Virginia, and just a few more states, also pass it, “The Electoral College” as we know it, will be GONE and we can elect a President — by a NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE — as early as 2028! Without a Constitutional Amendment.

Virginia ALREADY passed it in 2020, in The House of Delegates, but needed just a few more supporters in The Senate.

EVERY single Senator is up for re-election on November 7. Virginians can fix that.

And, in 2026, Virginians can elect a Governor who will sign it . . . and add 13 CRITICAL Electoral Votes to “The Compact”

Those 13 Virginia votes would take the total to 233 as the great state of Michigan is likely to soon add its 15 Electoral Votes to the current total of 205.

“The Compact” among the states needs states with a total of 270 to trigger . . . and change American politics in a profound way! Once the 270 is reached, the candidate with more votes — the candidate who wins “The National Popular Vote”, will, legally, become the next President of The United States. This happens because every one of those participating states will give ALL of their electoral votes (no matter who wins their state) to such a popular vote winner.

The nightmare of electing Presidents by a handful of states, determined by a handful of counties and a few thousand votes in each, will, finally, be over!

Without Virginia, the math to get there is VERY difficult.

But WITH Virginia, America can get to 270 with just 1 or 2 or 3 states.

For example, at 233 . . .

ONE state, Texas, (40) ould bring it to 273.

Or TWO states, Florida (30) and Wisconsin (10), would also bring it to 273

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Richard Greene

“The Civics Dean” is a Political Communication Strategist and a former attorney and “Civics Educator” and author of “WTF are ‘The Midterms’?” @TheCivicsDean