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Virginia Dems Pass Bill To Give All Electoral Votes to Whoever Wins the Popular Vote


Added 02-14-20 06:45:02pm EST - “Under the 12th Amendment, the winning candidate must receive a majority of the votes cast by the states' representatives in the Electoral College.” - Westernjournal.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Westernjournal.com: “Virginia Dems Pass Bill To Give All Electoral Votes to Whoever Wins the Popular Vote”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Win McNamee / Getty ImagesVirginia voters head to the polls at Nottingham Elementary School on Nov. 5, 2019, in Arlington, Virginia. (Win McNamee / Getty Images)

The Democrat-controlled Virginia House of Delegates passed a bill Tuesday that would automatically give Virginia’s electoral votes to whichever presidential candidate wins the national popular vote.

House Bill 177, passed in a 51-46 vote after an amended version of the bill recommended by the body’s Privileges and Elections Committee was approved last week.

Should the bill be passed by the Democrat-led state Senate and signed into law by Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam, Virginia would be entered into the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.

“Under the compact, Virginia agrees to award its electoral votes to the presidential ticket that receives the most popular votes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia,” the bill summary says.

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