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Fred Thompson Joins Popular Vote Project

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Former Sen. Fred Thompson of Tennessee has been named a co-champion of the nonpartisan National Popular Vote campaign.

The project is promoting reform of the Electoral College by stressing popular votes instead of the winner-takes-all system according to state.

Thompson, who also ran briefly for the Republican nomination for president in 2008, said the campaign is consistent with the country's constitutional principles.

Joining Thompson as co-champions are former Gov. Chet Culver of Iowa, a Democrat, and former Gov. Jim Edgar of Illinois, a Republican. Thompson also is an actor.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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