You may have heard of The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. If so, it is agreement to award member states’ electors to the candidate who receives the most votes nationwide The compact will only take effect when the states that have adopted it have a total of at least 270 electors -- that's the number a candidate needs to win the Electoral College . At this point, 14 states and the District of Columbia have voted to be a part of the compact. This brings the total to 187 electors -- still 83 short of becoming operational. Most recently, Colorado’s legislature and governor have approved it (which would add nine more electors) and -- as Franken puts it -- "nervous Conservatives have put it on the ballot as a Referendum in 2020." He ads that Hertzberg explains it all and why it’s good for every American except Donald Trump.