RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) – Del. Lashrecse Aird, who represents the 63rd District in Virginia, will vote in the Electoral College on Monday as one of the 13 people who is part of the state’s electors.
The 13 electors in Virginia are part of 538 delegates across the country casting ballots for the president.
The results aren’t expected to deviate much from Election Day, which is something that has caused controversy nationwide among people who feel their voices weren’t heard in the 2016 election.
The national spotlight is on electors now as people urge many electors to change their votes and question whether an electoral college is needed.
“No one imagined having to cast this vote without actually having the presidency,” Aird said. “As electors, we will represent the many millions of votes cast in Virginia.”
Aird, along with her colleagues, will vote as the state did on Monday for Democrat Hillary Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine.
Miles away, in many states that voted for Republicans, some electors are being asked not to back the candidates who won their state. Written in The Hill, a political newspaper out of Washington, D.C., Bob Muller, a GOP county chairman in North Carolina and a Trump elector, said people from “Maine to California” asked him to vote differently.
“I think for those individuals in those other states, it’s a conversation we don’t have to, fortunately, have here in Virginia,” said Aird.
A conversation that is happening in Virginia and nationwide: Is an electoral college even needed anymore? Many people across the country say no.
“I don’t see anything wrong with assessing where we were when the Electoral College was established and the needs of our country and society today,” Aird said.
The electors will vote Monday inside Senate Chambers at the Virginia State Capitol around 11 a.m.
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