Most people here know that several critical states are trying to rig the rules to favor Republicans in presidential elections via a combination of gerrymandering and changing how electoral votes are cast.
We've seen these ideas losing popularity in Florida and Virginia, mostly because of the hot bright light we have been shining on them.
I beg for the torches to shine on Michigan.
Michigan is trying to do the same thing, according to Business Insider:
Michigan state Rep. Pete Lund, a Republican, is considering re-introducing a bill similar to one being advanced in Virginia that would revamp the way Electoral College votes are allocated in the state.You may have noticed the words "re-introduce." Why did it fail before with the R government? According to the Detroit Free Press:
"I believe it's more representative of the people — closer to the actual vote," said Lund, who proposed a similar bill in 2012. ."It got no traction last year. There were people convinced Romney was going to win and this might take (electoral) votes from him."(Bolding mine.)
Michigan's governing bodies are pretty much against listening to their population and respecting their rights, as is evidenced by their emergency manager laws. But that's another (important) story.
We need to shine the light on this. Other ideas welcome, too.
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