“The Senate Committee on Privileges and Elections voted to bypass the bill indefinitely. The bill’s sponsor, Charles W. Carrico Sr. (R-Grayson County), had proposed a substitute that he said would have made his proposal more fair.
Some opponents of the original legislation, including state Sen. Jill Vogel (R-Fauquier), said they might be open to that version, which would have divided electoral college votes in accordance with the popular vote.
“I represent a district that feels it’s been left out of these last elections,” Carrico said.
But a majority of the committee voted to kill the bill.
The measure appeared headed for defeat after Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (R) came out against it Friday, as did two GOP senators who sit on the committee that would decide the bill’s fate.