A few days before the U.S. Senate impeachment trial wrapped up with only one Republican and one Democrat breaking with their party, three Democrats broke with party 100 miles south of D.C. to defeat an attempt to basically give Virginia’s electoral votes away to big cities like Los Angeles and New York
The three votes were decisive in the 10-12 loss for HB 177, an attempt to get a 17th state to agree to give up their electoral votes by having them go to the national popular vote. That vote is much more dominated by the Los Angeles and New York television markets which reach close to 14 million presidential voters.
If they succeed, presidential candidates would simply camp out in those two locations most of the time rather than waste time trying to win Virginia by 200,000 or so votes.
The most flawed argument used by proponents of abolishing the Electoral College is that it would make presidential candidates pay more attention to all states rather than just a few swing states.
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