The interstate compact to award electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote has not had a lot of success in Connecticut. The bill is designed to circumvent the electoral college, which the framers of the bill see as outmoded and undemocratic, and would take effect once states with an electoral college majority join the agreement.
In past years, the bill has been passed out of the Government Administration and Elections committee, but has never been brought up for a vote in either chamber. Could that change this year? This year’s bill, which was recently passed out of committee, may yet make it to the floor, perhaps as soon as next week.
Connecticut is routinely ignored by presidential candidates, despite our relatively high population density, because we don’t carry much weight in the electoral college. If this bill is enacted by enough states, maybe more candidates will come to the area. We’ll see what happens, but it’s definitely an issue to keep an eye out for.