Some of you have probably heard about a proposal by Michigan Republicans -- and Republicans in blue states across the country -- to change the way our state’s Electoral College votes are decided.
Lansing Republicans have tried to justify their proposal under the guise of fairness, but the bill’s sponsor admitted they didn't undertake the scheme last session because they thought Mitt Romney still could win Michigan. This isn’t about fairness -- it’s about politics.
The Republicans have now lost six consecutive presidential elections here in Michigan. After considering their record of futility, they have given up trying to win. They can’t win, so now they’re trying to rig the game.
We believe the effort to gerrymander the Electoral College is nothing less than election-rigging, plain and simple.Unfortunately, this election-rigging scheme is just another chapter in the neverending story of Republican corruption here in Lansing. Remember -- Michigan House Speaker Jase Bolger is still under investigation by a grand jury for his attempt to rig a House election in Grand Rapids last year.
While some Republicans appear to be wavering in their support for this proposal, we must keep up the pressure. After all, we’ve heard the “not on our agenda” line before.
Contact your state representative and senator today. Ask them to stand up for democracy and stand against this Electoral College rigging scheme.In Virginia, thousands of concerned citizens took action and contacted their legislators about a similar proposal there. They were able to stop the bill -- at least for now.
We can do the same thing here in Michigan.