Virginia to allocate state’s electoral votes by district…

Virginia to allocate state’s electoral votes by district

Bill: SB723 (PDF)

Sponsored by Sens. Carrico and Ruff, SB723 would ensure fair and clean elections by allocating Virginia’s electoral votes by congressional district, instead of the current “winner takes all” popular vote system that allows highly populated cities to determine elections for the entire state. Similar to the systems of Nebraska and Maine, under a distribution of electoral votes by district, receipt by a slate of presidential electors of the highest number of votes in a congressional district constitutes the election of the congressional district elector of that slate. Receipt by a slate of electors of the highest number of votes in a majority of congressional districts constitutes the election of the two at-large electors of that slate.

Also: “Virginia Electoral Votes Allocation Measure Advances In State Senate”

“Five states consider new proportional allocation of Electoral College votes”

“GOP plan to change electoral college vote allocation in states goes national”

“What the 2012 election would have looked like if all states allocated electoral votes by district”

“Electoral College changes eyed by Republicans in state legislatures ”

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