DE SB22 | 2019-2020 | 150th General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 33-2)
Status: Passed on March 28 2019 - 100% progression
Action: 2019-03-28 - Signed by Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #1) [HTML]


Act enacts the National Popular Vote compact, which changes the Electoral College from an institution that reflects the voters state-by-state choices into a body that reflects the voters nationwide choice. Currently, state statutes require that electoral votes are controlled by the plurality of the voters in the state but this system is not required by the U.S. Constitution or federal law. The National Popular Vote compact requires that each member state award its electoral votes to the presidential candidate who received the largest number of popular votes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The National Popular Vote compact becomes effective when it is enacted by states collectively possessing a majority of the electoral votes. When the National Popular Vote compact takes effect, the presidential candidate receiving the most popular votes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia would be guaranteed enough electoral votes in the Electoral College to be elected to the Presidency.

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An Act To Amend Title 15 Of The Delaware Code Relating The Agreement Among The States To Elect The President By National Popular Vote.


Roll Calls

2019-03-14 - House - House Third Reading (Y: 24 N: 17 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-03-07 - Senate - Senate Third Reading (Y: 14 N: 7 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2019-03-28 Signed by Governor
2019-03-14 Passed By House. Votes: 24 YES 17 NO
2019-03-13 Reported Out of Committee (Administration) in House with 3 On Its Merits
2019-03-08 Assigned to Administration Committee in House
2019-03-07 Passed By Senate. Votes: 14 YES 7 NO
2019-03-06 Reported Out of Committee (Elections, Govt. & Community Affairs) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
2019-02-27 Introduced and Assigned to Elections, Govt. & Community Affairs Committee in Senate

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