Virginia to allocate state’s electoral votes by district
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.