HARTFORD, Conn. (CBS Connecticut and AP) – It appears unlikely Connecticut will be the latest to join a group of states wanting to pool their Electoral College votes for the presidential candidate who wins the popular vote.

Leaders of the Democratic controlled House of Representatives on Thursday tabled the bill after about 90 minutes of debate.

House Majority Leader Matt Ritter, a Democrat, had told reporters earlier in the day that he wasn’t sure if there was enough support for the legislation, which had narrowly cleared the General Assembly’s Government Administration and Elections Committee in March.

Democratic Rep. Roland Lemar of New Haven says joining the compact would “ensure every vote counts in every state across the country.” But opponents argued that Connecticut would ultimately have less sway in the electoral process under the proposal.

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  1. How much fairer does it get? Your vote counts more with our current system. Otherwise densely populated states like California decide the vote for the entire nation. Smaller states would have virtually no impact on the vote. Who’s idea was this?! Let me guess..

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