State Of Ohio Would Honor Presidential Popular Vote Under Proposal


By Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s coveted electoral votes would be delivered to the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote under a proposal making its way toward the state’s fall ballot.

The amendment, certified Monday, would force lawmakers to assure the Electoral College’s votes are delivered to whichever candidate wins the most votes nationally, rather than the most votes within Ohio.

The popular vote winner has lost five times in U.S. history, twice since 2000. Republican victories in Ohio helped tip the 2000 election in favor of Republican George W. Bush over Democrat Al Gore and the 2016 election in favor of Republican Donald Trump over Democrat Hillary Clinton.

A national movement is burgeoning to defy the Electoral College system and to honor the popular vote in presidential elections.

1 Comment on "State Of Ohio Would Honor Presidential Popular Vote Under Proposal"

  1. Paula Schaffner | April 3, 2019 at 10:28 pm | Reply

    I hope the people of Ohio are not stupid enough to mess with how the electoral college vote it set up. If you were to see a map of how we lose our power as a state when we mess with this, you would not want to do it. Do a Google search of “ramireztoon AND electoral college”, and you can see for yourself.

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