Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R) blasted Virginia’s state legislature for what he called “giving away” its electoral votes in a desperate attempt to keep President Donald Trump from being re-elected.
Virginia Democrats passed a bill that would give the state’s electoral votes to whichever candidate won the popular vote. If it passes both Houses of Congress and is signed by Governor Ralph Northam, it would enter the state into the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, which would only go into effect if states with 74 more total electoral votes sign onto it.
15 states and the District of Columbia have adopted the plan.
“VA House votes to give all of Virginia’s votes to California & New York,” Cruz tweeted. “Because that’s definitely in the interest of Virginians. Jefferson & Madison would be appalled.”
Cruz also noted that using popular votes to elect a president is not mentioned anywhere in the Constitution.
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