A ballot measure proposing to give Ohio's electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote has been withdrawn.

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The proposed amendment would have forced lawmakers to assure the electoral college's votes were delivered to whichever candidate won the most votes nationally, rather than the most votes within the state. Organizers of the proposed constitutional amendment withdrew the measure yesterday in a letter to Republican Secretary of State. "Ohioans For Making Every Vote Matter" is the group behind the effort. They said in a statement, there wasn't sufficient time to get enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot.

The group added it plans to keep working to "raise the importance of a national popular vote" for the presidential election with Ohio voters.