Mar 31, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger
Two lawmakers are looking to give the nation's most populous state more sway in presidential campaigns, pushing legislation to sign on to an effort that would replace the electoral college system with a national popular vote.
In a 2008 survey, 70% of California residents and likely voters supported this change. Democrats (76%) and independents (74%) were more likely to support a change to direct popular vote than Republicans, but 61 percent of Republicans also supported this change. Among likely voters, support for this change was 6 points higher than in October 2004 (64%).
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