This is the sort of thing that makes me proud to be a New Yorker:
With little fanfare, five Republican assemblymen in May proposed a bill that would direct New York's electoral votes in presidential elections to the candidate who wins the plurality of the national vote. The compact would take effect only if the number of states entered into identical agreements represented a majority of the electoral votes. Once the threshold of 270 was met, which could be done with pledges from as few as 11 of the most populous states (or as many as 39 sparsely populated states), the candidate who won the most votes in the nation would be elected president. [NY Sun]
Don't say I never give Republicans any credit.