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President and Vice President electors; allocation of electoral votes by congressional district

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Electors for President and Vice President; allocation of electoral votes by congressional district. ;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.


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The bill will ensure that the voices of all Virginians will be heard properly (especially those not residing in Northern Virginia). The current winner-takes-all precedent is not representative of Virginians. The bill takes the popular vote for the congressional district, instead of ;the entire state.

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