Changing the Way New York Votes for President
The New York State Senate is considering changing the way New York votes during presidential elections.
A bill supporting a national popular vote could soon be voted on in the senate.
The bill, that just was passed through the senate elections committee, commits the state's 29 electoral votes to the National Popular Vote compact.
The compact is an agreement between 9 states and the District of Columbia to award all of the participating states' electoral votes to the presidential candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states and District of Columbia. North country senator Joe Griffo, R-47, says its time for presidential candidates to start caring about New York.
State Senator Patty Ritchie, R-48, also says she supports a National Popular Vote bill.
In the past, the bill has passed through both the assembly and senate, but never in the same session.
Friday, July 1, 2016, Watertown, NY
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