Virginia Dems just surrendered Virginia‚Äôs voice by passing legislation in the House of Delegates to give the winner of the popular vote Virginia‚Äôs electoral votes. Imagine being so petty and small that you‚Äôre willing to completely give your voters up because you hate Donald Trump just that much.
Virginia House passes bill to award electoral votes to whoever wins the popular vote | TheHill https://t.co/IOay6Gfobv
‚ÄĒ Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) February 13, 2020
From The Hill:
‚ÄúUnder 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,‚ÄĚ a¬†bill summary states. ‚ÄúThe compact goes into effect when states cumulatively possessing a majority of the electoral votes have joined the compact.‚ÄĚ
So far, only 15 states and Washington, D.C., have entered the compact,¬†according to National Popular Vote, a nonprofit group tracking the status of states on the issue. A group of states possessing 74 electoral votes would need to join the agreement in order for the compact to take effect.
Ted Cruz called Virginia Democrats OUT:
VA House votes to give all of Virginia‚Äôs votes to California & New York. Because that‚Äôs definitely in the interest of Virginians. Jefferson & Madison would be appalled. https://t.co/P4mELKgrOw
‚ÄĒ Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) February 14, 2020
That is literally what Virginia Democrats did, they handed California and New York Virginia‚Äôs votes and took away Virginians‚Äô voices and all because they don‚Äôt trust voters.
This just further erodes the rights of states.
‚ÄĒ Father Knowledge (@Sausage_Leg_Joe) February 14, 2020
I hope Gorsuch writes the opinion that's inevitably ahead.
‚ÄĒ Anna James Zeigler (@ajzeigler) February 14, 2020
Just more incentive get out and vote red in November.
The land won‚Äôt slide itself. #Trump2020 ??
‚ÄĒ D. K. USA?? (@DeniseK_USA) February 14, 2020
We‚Äôve never wanted Trump to win the popular vote more than we do now.
Gonna be hilarious when they vote democrat but Trump wins the popular vote so he gets the delegates.
‚ÄĒ Horn_of_Zeese (@MikeMegisis) February 14, 2020
Imagine this attempt to stop Trump, because thst is what it‚Äôs about, backfires?. Trump wins the popular vote and forces all these liberal states to cast their electoral votes for him! #KAG2020
‚ÄĒ JG (@devilmojoe) February 14, 2020
Hopefully the SCOTUS will be appalled.
‚ÄĒ J Perry (@jlperry_jr) February 14, 2020
Jefferson and Adams would be up in arms!
‚ÄĒ Fiscal Clif (@clifthethird) February 14, 2020
As a Virginian‚Ä¶I'm appalled at Virginia House Democrats.
‚ÄĒ Andrew Follett (@AndrewCFollett) February 14, 2020
As a Virginia, this editor is as well.