REPORT: State House passes bill to award electoral votes to whoever wins the popular vote

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BY TEAM DML / FEBRUARY 12, 2020 /

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The Democratic-led Virginia House of Delegates has passed legislation that seeks to award the state’s electoral votes to the presidential candidate that wins the national popular vote in an election.

The measure, also known as House Bill 177, passed the legislative chamber in a 51-46 vote on Tuesday after clearing the body’s Privileges and Elections Committee in a vote last week.

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If the legislation is passed by the Senate, where Democrats also hold control, and signed into law by the governor, Virginia would subsequently 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,” according to a bill summary. “The compact goes into effect when states cumulatively possessing a majority of the electoral votes have joined the compact.”

Read HB 177 here.

15 states and Washington, D.C., have entered the compact, according to National Popular Vote.

The movement needs another 74 electoral votes in order for the compact to take effect.

“This is hilarious. This is only happening in blue states, which means when Trump DOES win the popular vote this year he’ll win the Electoral College in a landslide,” tweeted Phil Valentine.

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