The Founders created the Electoral College to make sure smaller states had a say in picking the person who would be their national leader…
The proposed measure known as SB 399 called the “National Popular Vote Compact,” (NPVIC) would place the Commonwealth in an agreement with several other states that would change how electoral votes are awarded to a candidate in a presidential election.
Instead of giving the electoral votes to the candidate who won the popular vote in Virginia, the state would give its votes to the candidate who received the most popular votes across the nation.
It’s just the latest attempt by several members of the Democrat Party to bypass or abolish the Electoral College after the 2016 election in which Hillary Clinton won the popular vote while Donald Trump won in enough states to win the Electoral College and the presidency.
In all, five presidents in American history have won office while losing the popular vote, including two of the last three: Trump and George W. Bush, according to The New York Times.
The system makes a presidential candidate have to win the states, not just individual voters. That ensures less-populated states still have a voice.
The Founders created the Electoral College to make sure smaller states had a say in picking the person who would be their national leader.
“If you go back to the Framers, they wanted an Electoral College because they wanted to create a balance between the heavily-populated and less-populated areas of the country,” The Heritage Foundation‘s elections expert Hans von Spakovsky told CBN News.
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