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The League of Women Voters believes that the President of the United States should be elected as is every other local, state and national public official—by popular vote.  For that reason, the League is working to enact the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC), a bill by which states would direct their electors to vote for the Presidential candidate who captures the most votes nationwide.

We oppose the “winner-take-all rule” that invalidates the votes of millions of Americans in 48 states, including Florida.  We advocate for using the two provisions of the U.S. Constitution that give states exclusive control over directing their electors and encourages them to enter into interstate compacts, thus preserving state control over national elections. “Winner-take-all” does not appear in the Constitution, nor was it ever debated by the Founders. Electing the president by popular vote has received support from conservatives, including President Trump, to liberals and the majority of American voters, including Floridians.

We support the NPVIC which moves us closer to one person/one vote and ensures that every voter in every state is relevant in every presidential election—making every vote count.

Swing States: Is Florida losing its position as a crucial state?

In the 2020 presidential election, Florida didn’t matter. This is only the second time since 1976 that the winner of the presidential election wasn’t the winner in the Sunshine State.


While 51.2% of Floridians voted for Donald Trump, if NPV was in effect, those voters could have been added to the national total to determine a winner. While it did not make a difference in this election, it might in the future as Republican strongholds like Georgia, Arizona and – Gasp! - even Texas become competitive.

Florida presidential elections are usually razor thin. While consistent advertising and messaging converted some voting blocs in Florida, imagine what could have been done nationally if the National Popular Vote bill were in effect to increase turnout if votes in reliably Red states had been targeted.

The National Popular Vote preserves the Electoral College, while counting every vote in every state, and does NOT require a constitutional amendment.

NPV is in the hands of State Legislators. Article 2. Section 1 of the US Constitution states:

Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress.

Florida Legislators owe it to themselves to pass the National Popular Vote before Florida’s voters become another reliably Red State that national presidential candidates take for granted and bypass on their campaigns.

View full article here, including more interesting graphics and charts.

Let’s make every vote for president count equally | Opinion

By Maryjo A. Mosca

Sun Sentinel, Ft. Lauderdale, FL |

February 9, 2021

When we vote for every other elected office, the candidates with the most votes are declared the winners. There is bipartisan agreement in the principle of “one person one vote” So, how can Floridians ensure all votes are counted and that all states matter in deciding presidential elections? . . . More...

Author Barry Fadem Calls For National Popular Vote

The Independent

Livermore, CA

By Larry Altman

February 18, 2021

Had NPV been in effect in 2000 and 2016, Al Gore and Hillary Clinton would have won the presidency, because more people across the nation voted for them than for their opponents. . . More...

Oregon Secretary of State to push for national popular vote

The Bulletin

Bend, OR

By Andrew Selsky

March 2, 2021

 Oregon’s secretary of state, who as a lawmaker championed the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, has joined the advisory board of a movement that is pushing states to adopt the one person-one vote system... More . . .

Wisconsin Rep. Hebl wants state to cast Electoral College votes for winner of US popular vote

The Herald Independent/McFarland Thistle

Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

March 8, 2021

“Voters in Wisconsin want elected officials that represent the will of the majority of voters,” Rep. Gary Hebl said. “Due to the nature of how the United States presidential election system is set up, that has not always been the case.” . . . More...

National Popular Vote ensures the people's choice becomes president

The Villages – News

The Villages, Florida

By Helen Kelly

February 22, 2021


The turmoil of recent elections underscores the need to start electing the president based on the National Popular Vote . . .  More...


Opinion: Meet the Republicans who want to end the electoral college

Washington Post

By Brian Klaas

March 8, 2021 

If Donald Trump had won 50,000 more votes distributed across Georgia, Arizona and Wisconsin, he would have been reelected despite receiving 7 million fewer votes than Biden. . . More...

What this task force is working on

The Broward NPV Committee, as part of the Florida NPV Team, is striving to get the NPVIC passed in our Florida Legislature through

  • Building community awareness
  • Increasing legislative awareness
  • Increasing support of our local legislators to pass the NPVIC