The Senate has approved Senator Charles Carrico’s bill, SB 742,Â by a vote of 22 to 16. The vote would force a runoff in any statewide election in which no candidate received 50% of the vote. [read_more] Senator Carrico said,
â€œThis will allow us to have the [majorityâ€™s] opinion of who it is that they want to lead them,â€
Had this bill been in effect in 2013 there would have been a runoff in the Governor’s race since McAulliffe garnered only 48% of the vote.