Virginia governor opposes Electoral College change
A spokesman for Republican Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says the governor opposes the GOP legislation that would award the state’s electoral votes in presidential elections by congressional district — instead of the current winner-take-all system.
“The governor does not support this legislation. He believes Virginia’s existing system works just fine as it is. He does not believe there is any need for a change,” said spokesman Tucker Martin.
This opposition by McDonnell essentially kills the chances that the Electoral College change would become law in the state. In addition, another Republican state senator in Virginia today said he also was against the change.