We're halfway to eliminating the Electoral College

Rhode Island brings American democracy one step closer to the popular vote

Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner
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Thanks to Rhode Island, the United States is closer than ever to getting rid of the Electoral College.

Recently, the state signed the National Popular Vote interstate compact, which, when active, will guarantee that all of Rhode Island's electoral votes go to the winner of the popular vote in all 50 states.

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