The specs on the bill: As soon as a collection of states whose electoral votes add up to a majority sign on, Washington will give its electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote. This would end the practice of weighting more heavily the votes of lightly populated states. (For example, Washington has more than 12 times as many residents as Wyoming but fewer than four times as many electors.) So far, five states have signed on--Washington, Maryland, Hawaii, Illinois, and New Jersey--totaling 61 electoral votes. Now all that's needed is for states with at least 209 electoral votes to sign on as well.