Virginia GOP State Senator Won’t Back Electoral College Rig Plan
In a subcommittee vote Wednesday, Virginia State Sen. and former Republican National Committee Chief Counsel Jill Holtzman Vogel (R) abstained on a key vote on a bill to rig the state’s electoral college vote. The bill advanced (on a three-to-three party-line vote) to the full Committee on Privileges and Elections, without recommendation.
Sen. Vogel told ThinkProgress that she is not currently in favor of the bill and abstained only as a courtesy to her colleagues. “I abstained because I was chair of the subcommittee and did not want it to leave my subcommittee with a failing vote,” she explained, “but I am generally not in favor right now of the bill and it’s very unlikely that I will vote for it in full committee or the Senate floor.”