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Letter: Save our vote

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

The way it has been in a presidential election, Virginia has cast our vote in the Electoral College for the candidate that gets a majority of the votes in Virginia.

But, if Virginia passes the National Popular Vote (NPV), Virginia would give our electoral votes to the presidential candidate that receives the majority votes in all the states and D.C.

As it stands now, 11 states have voted to give their electoral votes to the winner of the nationwide majority vote. These states control 165 electoral votes. It is only needed for states with 105 more electoral votes to vote for NPV in order for the Electoral College to become a thing of the past de facto, even though still de jure.

Each state determines how they want their election to be conducted and how they vote in the Electoral College and the Electoral College would still be in effect; NPV could be a done deal by 2020. That means that the candidate voted on by California, New York, and possibly one other s...

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