Electoral College; allocation of electoral votes. (SB62)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Electoral College; allocation of electoral votes. Revises the process by which the Commonwealth's electoral votes are allocated among the slates of presidential electors from a winner-take-all basis to a proportional allocation basis, calculated by (i) first dividing the total number of votes cast for all slates of electors by the number of electoral votes to which Virginia is entitled by virtue of its representation in Congress, yielding a quotient called the Popular Vote Value, and (ii) then dividing the total number of votes cast for each slate of presidential electors by the Popular Vote Value. The result of the calculation in clause (ii), rounded to the nearest whole number, for each slate of electors is the number of electoral votes allocated to that slate of electors. Amends § 24.2-542, § 24.2-543, § 24.2-673, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
12/18/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16102078D
12/18/2015Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/18/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB62)
01/19/2016Failed to report (defeated) in Privileges and Elections (6-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)