ALBANY, N.Y. - State lawmakers are part of a push to change the way the President of the United States is elected.
They approved a bill entering New York in the National Popular Vote Agreement.
States involved would give their electoral votes to the candidate who gets the majority of the popular vote.
The compact would be triggered when 270 electoral votes are reached, enough to give the involved states a majority of the electoral votes. So far, nine states and the District of Columbia have signed the measure, accounting for 136 electoral votes.