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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 05:47 PM

Michigan Governor Backs Off ‘Unfair’ Electoral Rigging Plan: ‘I Don’t Think This Is The Right Time’

The prospects of a proposal to rig Michigan’s electoral votes in favor of Republicans took a nosedive on Tuesday as Gov. Rick Snyder (R) came out against the plan this year.
Snyder had previously been considering the plan to shift Michigan’s presidential system from a winner-take-all system to divvying electoral votes by congressional district.
However, in an interview with Bloomberg, Snyder backed off, saying he was “very skeptical” of the idea, noting it would “change the playing field so it’s an unfair advantage.” He finished by saying, “I don’t think this is the appropriate time to look at it.”


http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/01/29/1512391/rick-snyder-electoral-rigging/

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octoberlib Jan 2013 OP
kysrsoze Jan 2013 #1
octoberlib Jan 2013 #3
kysrsoze Jan 2013 #4
tanyev Jan 2013 #2
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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 05:50 PM

1. Oh yeah. I'm sure the time will be once the Mich legislature presents it to him to sign

just like that P.O.S. did with the right-to-work bill.

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Response to kysrsoze (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 06:00 PM

3. And if he's really opposed to it, It's certainly not because he thinks electoral rigging is unfair

it's because it could backfire on the GOP.

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Response to octoberlib (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 06:01 PM

4. Hehe. Yes, very good point. I think an emergency manager needs to be appointed to the Governorship

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 05:56 PM

2. Translation: "This needs to be done much closer to the 2016 election.

Preferably after the voter registration deadline."

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Response to tanyev (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 06:02 PM

5. +1

When it's too late to do anything about it.

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