Partisanship of Close Votes

There have been 108 "close" floor votes so far during this year's General Assembly -- most of them along political party lines.

VPAP has launched a new page that shows the breakdown of close floor votes along three categories: straight party line, close party line, and those without a sharp partisan divide.

VPAP defines "close" as any floor motion in which at least 33% of those voting were on the side that didn't prevail. 

VPAP defines "near party-line" as any vote in which 90% or more of either party voted the same way. 

Feb. 8, 2017