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The Making Every Vote Count Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, dedicated to electing the president by a national popular vote. Making Every Vote Count supports research and civic education on the many reasons why Americans would benefit from the national popular vote. Making Every Vote Count recognizes the value of the many nationwide efforts to reform the American electoral system which aim to ensure that the winner of the national popular vote is guaranteed to become president.

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Reed Hundt

Reed Hundt never became ambassador to Brazil but he and his wife, Betsy Katz, did travel to Chile.

Meet the reformer: Reed Hundt, an insider now on an outsider's crusade

It's tough to find someone with more of a Beltway insider's insider pedigree than Reed Hundt. He began building a hugely influential network in mainstream Democratic circles at a young age, as a buddy of Al Gore at Washington's prestigious St. Alban's School for boys and as a Yale Law School friend of Bill Clinton. He advised Gore's career while a partner at Latham & Watkins and was the nation's top telecommunications regulator for four years in the 1990s. But now he runs two nonprofits: Making Every Vote Count, which advocates for presidential elections by national popular vote rather than the Electoral College, and the Coalition for Green Capital, which promotes environmentally friendly lending. His answers have been edited for clarity and length.

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Making Every Vote Count is a nonprofit that believes it's not who counts the vote but what votes count that defines democracy. Every vote should count equally no matter what state the voter votes in.

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