NPVIC Status - VIRGINIA
DOWNGRADED RISK, Slightly - With the decision in the Senate P&E Committee to not move the NPVIC forward, the House has likewise decided to not push the bill in this session. We move Virginia from High to Moderate Risk status! Virginia has been considered a High Risk State, one that may likely move to join the dangerous National Popular Vote Interstate Compact scheme.
Virginia's Senate Privileges & Elections Committee Voted on 1/26/21 to STRIKE the NPVIC from its docket!! - An interim Victory for our U.S. Federation of States!
The National Popular Vote effort in Virginia now focuses on the HOUSE of DELEGATES! PLEASE CONTACT the House Members and urge them to STOP the dangerous NPVIC scheme!
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FEBRUARY 2021 - DOWNGRADED RISK, Slightly
With the decision in the Senate P&E Committee to not move the NPVIC forward, the House has likewise decided to not push the bill in this session. We move Virginia from High to Moderate Risk status! Virginia has been considered a High Risk State, one that may likely move to join the dangerous National Popular Vote Interstate Compact scheme.
The highly-paid sales force of the National Popular Vote scheme was back in full force in the Virginia Assembly! HOUSE Bill 1933 received a hearing TUESDAY, Jan. 26 in the Senate P&E Committee. The Bill's Patron on the Committee, realizing that he did not have enough votes to get the measure out of Committee, moved to pull the NPVIC from the docket. The motion was unanimously agreed to.
VIRGINIA was on the cusp of joining this Federation-threatening Collusion Agreement. You helped to stop this attack against our Electoral College - for NOW. THEY WILL BE BACK in 2022.
Similarly, after PASSING the VA House last year in February 2020, the NPVIC was went BACK to the Senate where it had failed to be approved earlier. The Senate Privileges & Elections Committee kept the Bill tabled without advancing it last year. The Bill missed a critical Senate deadline, we have learned, on December 3rd. NE Bills need to now be reintroduced into the Senate and the House. SB !!01 has been introduced in the Senate - the Bill is in the Senate Privileges & Elections Committee.
Virginia is generally considered to be a High Risk State and may well join the NPVIC collusion agreement without sufficient opposition from Virginia voters to their State Legislature. HOWEVER, because THERE IS SIGNIFICANT OPPOSITION BY VIRGINIA voters, we are downgrading Virginia SLIGHTLY to Moderate Risk status!
LAST YEAR, the Senate Privileges & Elections Committee - after refusing to advance the Bill earlier in 2020 - received the NPVIC legislation back from the House where it had PASSED in late February 2020. The Committee kept the NPVIC tabled until the Assembly adjourned "sine die" at the end of its Session, thereby killing the NPVIC and every other Bill that had not passed in the 2019-2020 Session.
Under the extra efforts of the paid NPVIC sales team, the NPVIC Bill has progressed through the Assembly during 2020. The Senate HAD earlier declined to move the Bill on, but the House of Delegates later did approve it, sending the measure back to the Senate in April.
Governor Northam has indicated that he will sign the Bill if the Assembly puts it on his desk.
Contact Virginia General Assembly Members
Demand that the Virginia Legislature REJECTS the National Popular Vote Compact
to keep VIRGINIANS in CONTROL of VIRGINIA's 13 Electoral Votes!
to keep VIRGINIANS in CONTROL of VIRGINIA's 13 Electoral Votes!
In the News ...
RICHMOND - 02-04-2021 - Northam extends Legislative session, giving lawmakers more time to work through their hefty agenda. By Mel Leonor, Richmond Times-Dispatch
NATIONAL - 02-02-2021 - Movement to Abolish Electoral College Suffers Defeat at the Hands of Virginia Democrats. By Randy DeSoto, The Western Journal
SALEM, OR - 12-12-2020 - Critics of Electoral College Push for Popular Vote Compact. By Andrew Selsky, Associated Press. NOTE: Selsky, in our view, has a number of factual errors in this piece about the history of and functioning of the Electoral College. These are errors that continue to be circulated by the NPV sales team.
WASHINGTON, DC, 12-10-2020 OPINION: Virginia Should Join National Popular Vote. Delegate Mark Levine, D-Alexandria - Sponsor, National Popular Vote Interstate Compact scheme, VA House of Delegates, in The Washington Post. Naturally, we completely disagree with Delegate Levine over this partisan bill that would turn the CONTROL of VIRGINIA's Votes to people NOT from Virginia.
BOSTON, 11-04-2020 - Losing the Popular Vote, Winning The Electors, and Other Electoral College Questions Answered. By the Associated Press on WBUR News. NOTE: This is actually a very good and accurate description of the US Electoral process!
ROANOKE, 10-13-2020 - COMMENTARY: Keep the Electoral College. Opinion by Congressman Morgan Griffith
ROANOKE, 8-31-2020 - Beware of the National Popular Vote Bill In Richmond. The Roanoke Star Editorial
RICHMOND, 2-25-2020 - National popular vote bill fails in VA Senate. Virginia Mercury
RICHMOND, 2-07-2020 - VA House passes bill to award electoral votes to NPV winner for POTUS. ABC News 8
House of Delegates - Democrat
Senate - Democrat
Governor - Democrat
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Almost always, your letter needs to be 200 to 250 words or less. Be courteous and simply express your opinion about why you believe that it is in Virginia's best interests to remain in control VIRGINIA's Electoral Votes, and that Virginia needs to REJECT the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact at its earliest opportunity
Bristol - Bristol Herald-Courier
Charlottesville - The Daily Progress
Danville - Danville Register and Bee
Fredericksburg - The Free Lance-Star
Harrisonburg - Harrisonburg Daily News-Record
Newport News - The Daily Press
Richmond - The Richmond Times-Dispatch
Roanoke - The Roanoke Times
Staunton - The News Leader
The Virginian Pilot
The Washington Post - Op-Ed Submissions
Waynesboro - The News Virginian
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Governor Extends Legislative Session!
Feb 4, 2021 - Democrat Governor Northam EXTENDS the Legislative Session in order to pass more of his agenda!! The NPVIC Bill in the House is still alive. Even though Virginia's Constitution limits Assembly sessions to just 30 days in odd-numbered years, Northam issued an emergency proclamation to extend the Assembly through February 27.
See 'In The News...' above.