Sunday, February 26, 2017
Sen. Linares Proposes Electoral College Vote for 2nd Congressional District
State Senator Art Linares (R-33) on Wednesday testified before the legislature’s Government Administration and Elections Committee in support of a bill he proposed to give the 2nd Congressional District its own vote in the Electoral College.
SB 133, An Act Concerning The Electoral College Vote Attributed To The State's Second Congressional District, was submitted by Sen. Linares as a way to give a voice and more visibility to the people and businesses of the 2nd Congressional District.
During his testimony, Sen. Linares said that while people know the Naval Submarine Base and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, other areas of the district don’t get much notice.
“Presidents and vice presidents are customary speakers at Academy graduations. Members of Congress tour the facility that is the United States Navy’s primary East Coast submarine base,” Sen. Linares said. “However, during presidential primary and election years, the Second Congressional District and its important facilities are passed by. I’d like to change that.”
Sen. Linares said his bill would use the popular vote in the district to determine what candidate would get the Electoral College vote from the district. In addition to possibly generating more interest from presidential candidates, he said the bill would give the 2nd Congressional District the attention the unique area deserves,
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