Electoral vote rigging scheme gets the dreaded “not on my agenda” label from Michigan Senate Maj. Leader Richardville

Ruh-roh, Raggy

The scheme to rig the distribution of Michigan’s electoral votes to make sure that Republicans can take full advantage of their gerrymandering of our Congressional districts has been given the dreaded “not on my agenda” label from Republican Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville.

The state House may be considering a new and controversial plan on how Michigan’s electoral college votes are distributed, but the state Senate isn’t interested, said Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville.

“I don’t know that the system now is broken. So I don’t know that we need to fix it,” he said. {…}

Richardville said Tuesday morning that the current all-or-nothing electoral vote system makes Michigan more relevant in presidential elections.

Changing the system, “Is not on our agenda,” he said.

Considering that Richardville and Governor Snyder both said the same thing about making Michigan a Right to Work state, this should alarm all of us. “Not on my agenda” in most states means “we’ve got more important things to do”. In Michigan, however, it means “we’ll ram this through later when our opponents are paying attention to other things”.

As Rachel Maddow explained so well last week, Michigan is the one state with Republicans shameless enough to move forward with a scheme like this that blares to every corner of the country “WE CAN’T WIN UNLESS WE CHEAT!!!”

Here’s her most excellent coverage:

Pay no attention to the honey badger behind the curtain. Especially if he tells you something is “not on his agenda”.

[CC Honey Badger photo credit: animalphotos | deviantart]

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  • FrustratedTeacher

    Right up there with “the checks in the mail”.

  • Michiganmitch

    I received a reply to an e-mail I sent to the guv urging him to resist efforts supported by his colleagues to change how electoral votes in Michigan are awarded that went like this; “While Governor Snyder will carefully review all legislation presented for his consideration, he is somewhat skeptical of this change and believes any effort to reform how Michigan awards our Electoral College votes must be done in a bipartisan fashion. ” Another response came later that featured part of a taped interview with Bloomberg that said the same but added that this may not be the right time for such a measure. My question would be, “when is the right time, the last day of a lame-duck session say in December, 2014?” IMHO it is not a question of timing but one of right vs wrong.

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