A few minutes ago, the bill to reallocate Virginia’s electoral votes (SB 723) was defeated in the Senate Committee on Privileges and Elections. I don’t think the vote is posted yet on the Internet, but my observation was that it was “passed by indefinitely” on a vote of 10-4.
This bill would have given Mitt Romney nine of Virginia’s thirteen votes. Not exactly a reflection of Virginia’s popular vote.
There was a substitute offered by Senator Carrico to alter the allocation by giving the “extra” electoral college votes (i.e. not assigned to a congressional district) to the candidate winning the state’s at-large vote. That would have reduced Romney’s “margin” to 7-6.
Regardless, the committee did not support the concept on any level. It was defeated on a bipartisan vote.
(Postscript: the comment was made in committee that I voted for a similar bill in 2008, before the 2011 redistricting which packed the Democrats into 3 congressional seats. Call me Mr. Inconsistent. Either way, I voted today to PBI the bill).