Proposed contracts for the "National Popular Vote Interstate Compact" -
- National Popular Vote Interstate Compact comes into effect on or before Dec. 31, 2019
- National Popular Vote Interstate Compact comes into effect on or before Dec. 31, 2020
Eleven U.S. states and the District of Columbia, representing 32% of the electoral votes needed, already have adopted the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, which as described in Wikipedia is "designed to ensure that the candidate who wins the most popular votes is elected president, and it would come into effect only when it would guarantee that outcome."
Once states representing 271 or more electoral votes have agreed to this compact, the Electoral College would be rendered effectively obsolete without a Constitutional amendment being needed, since states are authorized individually to choose how to allocate their electoral votes.