Most promising remaining states

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New Mexico is one of the National Popular Vote's most promising remaining states, which consist of 10 states where the bill was passed in at least one house during previous years (80 electoral votes, including NM's five) and two more states where the bill was approved by unanimous committee votes (26 electoral votes).


If all of these most promising remaining states were to successfully pass the National Popular Vote bill, they potentially would have more electoral votes than required to reach the national threshold (see below to check the math).


The following is a list of the most promising states and the individual electoral votes they would contribute:

80 electoral votes: AR (6), AZ (11), DE (3), ME (4), MI (16), NC (15), NM (5), NV (6), OK (7), OR (7).

26 electoral votes: GA (16), MO (10).

U.S. status map

The map provides a visual overview of the National Popular Vote status across the U.S. as of March 17, 2019, and includes Colorado's governor signing their bill into law on March 15, 2019, and the recent legislative victories in New Mexico (March 12), and Delaware (March 14). We need everyone's ACTIVE HELP across the land to keep the positive momentum going! Supporting the bill only in spirit is not enough!


Dark green: States and D.C. which already have enacted the National Popular Vote into law (but also see medium blue below). Medium green (DE, NM): In New Mexico and Delaware the respective bill has passed both chambers in the 2019 legislature and is now waiting to be signed by the governor. Light green (ME, NV): In both states the 2019 bill is headed to a floor vote. Olive green (MN, OH): The respective 2019 bill is in the process of being heard.  Yellow: The 2019 bill has been introduced. Pink: The 2019 bill is in preparation. White: No 2019 legislative action so far. Gray: The bill unfortunately is already dead for 2019 or was never introduced and the 2019 legislative session has closed, though the New Hampshire bill technically is still retained in committee for possible later action. Medium blue (CT, NJ): States that already have enacted the National Popular Vote into law but currently face anti-National Popular Vote legislation in 2019. (Courtesy of Asa Kaplan)


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To check the National Popular Vote's status in a given state at any point, visit the national National Popular Vote organization's "Status In States" page: https://www.nationalpopularvote.com/state-status


In addition, to stay up-to-date on not only New Mexico's but other states' in-the-moment National Popular Vote progress, consider joining the "New Mexico Indivisibles for the National Popular Vote" citizen group on Facebook, regardless of where you live:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/NMIndivisiblesforNatlPopVote/


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If you happen to live in one of the thirteen most promising states or have family or friends there

If you happen to live in one of the thirteen most promising states, or have family or friends there, please work hard STARTING NOW to not only get the National Popular Vote bill introduced into your 2019 state legislature but to keep it moving all the way until it's signed by your respective governor.


Even voters living in the battleground states would do well to support the National Popular Vote aside from the fact that it simply is the fair thing to do.


For one, a given state's battleground status can easily change as a result of short-term news cycles, longer-term political and cultural shifts, or evolving demographics. To capture the ongoing fluidity of voter preferences, political analysts regularly prepare battleground lists during presidential campaigns and update them ever more frequently as elections draws nearer.


For another, even battleground state voters who are not part of their state's MAJORITY popular vote during the election are politically irrelevant.


Here are the 12 states that were considered battlegrounds during the 2016 presidential election: AZ, CO, FL, IA, MI, NC, NH, NV, OH, PA, VA, WI.

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Checking the math for the most promising remaining states

Starting with the national threshold of 270 electoral votes needed to reach the majority electoral vote count in the Electoral College and then subtracting the 181 electoral votes in place so far thanks to the 12 states and the District of Columbia who already have enacted the National Popular Vote into law gives us 89 electoral votes to go.


Then, subtracting the 106 electoral votes that the most promising remaining states would provide (80 plus 26) from the 89 electoral votes currently still needed shows us that this  would translate to potentially having 17 more electoral votes than required for the national threshold.


But such a successful outcome depends on ACTIVE and IMMEDIATE support from all of us!

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