Tag: Electoral votes

NEWS ROUND-UP: This week in GOP idiocy in Michigan

NEWS ROUND-UP: This week in GOP idiocy in Michigan

There’s been so much in the news about over-the-top idiocy from Michigan Republicans lately that I thought I’d just put them all in one post. Over the past week or so, they’ve been trying to further degrade a woman’s right to choose a safe and legal abortion and to corrupt our democracy by rigging the electoral system in favor of […]

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

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.

When a Michigan Republican tells you something “is not on my agenda”, you should be very, very skeptical. Details after the jump.

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Michigan Republicans resort to rigging presidential elections knowing it’s their only hope of winning

Michigan Republicans resort to rigging presidential elections knowing it’s their only hope of winning

Who wants to belong to a political party that can’t win fairly?

Michigan Republicans’ intend to change the rules to assign our state’s presidential electoral votes by Congressional District. While this may seem sort of innocuous, once you realize how severely they have gerrymandered our state, the implications of this begins to sink in. Here’s the reality:

  • More Michiganders voted for Democrats statewide than for Republicans
  • President Obama would have gotten less electoral votes than Mitt Romney in the 2012 election

I will be writing more about this topic but I wanted to draw your attention to some of the smartest writing and smartest advice on this topic that I have seen yet. It comes from MMColo at Daily Kos. Their article is titled “Republicans Plan to Steal the Presidency (And might not be able to ) and How Democrats Can Stop Them”.

It’s all there, waiting for you, after the jump.

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