Wiki description of the Compact here:
In short, this agreement requires that the winner of the national popular vote in the Presidential race gets the electoral votes from the states that have enacted this agreement. There must be a minimum number of states that agree to the compact before it is deemed “in force”.
California has enacted this agreement into state law via AB 459, which includes the “contingent on other states agreeing” clause.
Hypothetically, if Romney were to win the national popular vote, he would get California’s electoral college votes, even though Romney wouldn’t win California’s popular vote.
I can’t imagine Governor Brown ordering our electorals to be given to a Republican…
Why did the legislature pass this?
Why did this not make much waves in the news?
What do you think the voters reaction to this in the hypothetical case of a Romney upset? (I think they would be a little “miffed”.)