On August 8, California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 459, the National Popular Vote Plan bill. He also signed AB 461, which says write-ins should be counted (if they are germaine to the election outcome) even when the voter forgot, or didn’t know, to “X” the box following the name written in.
Interestingly, both bills had been vetoed by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. But, the legislature this year simply re-passed them. Thanks to Bob Mulholland for this news.