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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 12:22 PM

Winner won't take all? Michigan Republican leadership open to exploring new rules for presidential e

Source: MLive

Winner won't take all? Michigan Republican leadership open to exploring new rules for presidential elections
By Jonathan Oosting | joosting@mlive.com
on January 29, 2013 at 10:01 AM, updated January 29, 2013 at 10:02 AM Print


LANSING, MI -- Michigan Republican leaders are considering a plan to divide Michigan's 16 Electoral College votes, changing a winner-take-all system that has seen Democratic presidential candidates dominate the state since 1988.

State Rep. Pete Lund made national news last week when he confirmed plans to reintroduce a bill that would award one of Michigan's electoral votes to the winner in each of the state's 14 Congressional districts and two electoral votes to the winner of the statewide popular vote.

Lund's bill failed to gain support when he first introduced it last year, a reality he attributed to Republican hopes that presidential candidate Mitt Romney would win the state in 2012 and claim all of its Electoral College votes.

Michigan's Republican leadership now appears to be warming up to the proposal.


Read more: http://www.mlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/01/winner_wont_take_all_michigan.html#incart_m-rpt-2



Bastards all!

Don't miss the readers' comments below the article. GOPer remarks are non-existent.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 12:34 PM

1. They can redistrict all they want. GET RID OF THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE and it won't matter!

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Response to judesedit (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 06:26 PM

5. That would take an amendment to the Constitution!

Amending the Constitution isn't easy, especially in the current political climate with the US House dominated by far-right Republicans.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 01:10 PM

2. It's need to be put out loud and in front that they opposed it when they thought Romney might win

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Response to ck4829 (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 03:06 PM

4. MI Legislators an Governor march to the drums of Koch/Norquist

Logic vanished in November.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 01:24 PM

3. Now this WILL result in Civil War

No government elected this way will be legitimate. The House barely is.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 09:16 PM

6. I think this is loosing steaming and groups are working on a state level to kill this

Someone from the NAACP was on one of the shows and asked about it.

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Response to davidpdx (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 07:45 AM

7. They certainly need to quash this scheme, however......

it's my opinion that if any state has crazy enough right wingers in power with the gall to pass this nonsense it's Michigan. I believe the repukes in Michigan don't give a shit about appearances, they're going to do anything possible to grab power while they can.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 03:02 PM

8. They only do this in states that vote blue that they have gerrymandered.

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