what other democracy does it that way? >> reporter: jeffrey dinowitz is a democratic state assemblyman representing part of the bronx in new york city. he has championed legislation to change how we elect presidents. it's called "the national popular vote interstate compact," and it would allocate participating state's electoral votes to whomever wins the national popular vote. for example, if donald trump were to win the most votes nationally, new york and every other state in the compact, would pledge its electors to him, even if he didn't win those states. so, the pact leaves the electoral college in place, no constitutional amendment required, but essentially circumvents it and creates a direct national popular vote for the presidency. >> we want every state to count, count, and we want the issues of our state and our communities to count as much as the issues in other states like florida. >> reporter: new york overwhelmingly adopted the legislation in 2014 with bipartisan...
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