HARRISBURG – A Philadelphia lawmaker is introducing legislation that would authorize PA to join the agreement among the states to elect the President of the United States by the popular vote. House Bill 270 is being sponsored by Rep, Chris Rabb, who says the decision about who should become our Commander in Chief should be decided by the majority of Americans who exercise their right to vote and cast their ballots for the candidate of their choice. Currently, 15 states and the District of Columbia have agreed to this legislation, which make up 195 of the 270 electoral votes needed to elect the president through the Electoral College. If enacted into law, PA would add its 20 electoral votes toward the 75 remaining votes this measure would need to give this agreement legal force. The bill is before the PA House State Government Committee for consideration.