On July 14, the California legislature passed AB 459, the National Popular Vote plan bill. Governor Jerry Brown is expected to sign it. It had been amended slightly in the Senate, but the Assembly passed the amended version shortly after the Senate vote. Thanks to John Koza and Thomas Jones for this news.
Only one Republican voted for it in the Assembly, and no Senate Republicans voted for it. The bill had passed the California legislature in the past, but Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger had vetoed it.