Electoral college; allocation of electoral votes. (SB174)

Introduced By

Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Midlothian) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)

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. The bill provides that a voter will vote for two electors for the Commonwealth at large and one elector for the congressional district in which he is qualified to vote. The candidates for President and Vice President receiving the highest number of votes cast statewide are allocated the two electoral votes for the Commonwealth at large, and the candidates for President and Vice President receiving the highest number of votes cast in each congressional district are allocated the one electoral vote for that congressional district. Currently, the candidates for President and Vice President receiving the highest number of votes cast statewide are allocated the total number of the Commonwealth's electoral votes. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
12/20/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102417D
12/20/2019Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/13/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB174)
01/14/2020Passed by indefinitely in Privileges and Elections (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)

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