04/17/2014 05:57 pm ET

National Popular Vote: New York State Climbs Aboard : The New Yorker

On Tuesday, the State of New York took a baby step--or maybe a giant leap!--toward making the United States of America something more closely resembling a modern democracy: Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill joining up the Empire State to the National Popular Vote (N.P.V.) interstate compact.

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