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Movement to Abolish Electoral College Suffers Defeat at the Hands of Virginia Democrats

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A bill aimed at adding Virginia’s 13 Electoral College votes to the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact was pulled from consideration in the state’s Senate last week.

The bill would have entered Virginia into the agreement which requires states to allocate their Electoral College delegates to whichever presidential candidate garners the most votes nationwide, regardless of the outcome within their own borders.

It is a means to bypass the Electoral College system without passing a constitutional amendment, which requires two-thirds of the U.S. House and Senate or a constitutional convention called by two-thirds of the states.

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Then three-fourths of the states must ratify the amendment for it to take effect.

The Center Square reported that the bill looked to be going down in defeat in the Virginia Senate, so it was pulled.

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“Regrettably, when we did a headcount of votes likely to be cast on the Senate floor for the National Popular Vote bill in this year’s short session of the legislature, it appeared to be one vote short,” a statement from National Popular Vote........

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