New Mexico is the latest state to join a compact pledging to devote its electoral votes to the winner of the popular vote in future presidential elections if enough states sign on. …
New Mexico is the 14th state to join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, bringing it to 189 electoral votes. The states will not shift their vote allocations until their combined electoral votes equal 270, enough to decide a presidential election.
California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington state and the District of Columbia have also joined the compact.
The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact is a movement that’s attempting to change how we elect our President without actually changing the Constitution. At first glance, it looks like a great idea, but it does have some pitfalls and, even if it achieved the needed level of support, it might be unworkable. On the bright side, it is prompting a national dialog about our archaic presidential election system.
Here’s an excellent analysis from Vox: