57 State Legislators Sign Letter Opposing National Popular Vote

57 State Legislators Sign Letter Opposing National Popular Vote

Forcing Michigan to Cast Presidential Elector Votes for Whoever Wins National Popular Vote Would Permanently Disenfranchise Every Michigan Voter

LANSING, Mich. – Fifty-seven members of the Michigan State House and State Senate signed a joint letter opposing the disastrous National Popular Vote idea. State Representative Matt Hall and State Senator Aric Nesbitt spearheaded the effort in their respective chambers.

The Detroit News reports: Michigan GOP lawmakers: National popular vote idea 'disastrous'

“Republican lawmakers who control the Michigan Legislature say they 'vehemently reject' the plan for the battleground state to award its presidential electors to the winner of the national popular vote.
 
“Seventeen of the 20 Republicans in the state Senate and 40 of the 57 GOP lawmakers in the state House, including the individuals many expect to be future leaders of the caucuses, signed a letter last week.” 
Michigan Freedom Fund executive director Tori Sachs applauded the letter. 
“The ‘National Popular Vote’ is an attempt by liberals in California and New York to disenfranchise and silence Michigan voters. It is imperative that the candidate who receives Michigan's electoral votes is determined by Michiganders — and not by voters in other parts of the country. We are proud to see so many members of our state legislature standing up to ensure Michigan voters keep their voice in presidential elections. Thank you to Rep. Hall and Sen. Nesbitt for leading this important effort.”
In 2020, more than 2.97 million people turned out to vote in New York City and in Los Angeles there were 4.3 million votes cast. Michigan’s record-breaking statewide turnout of 5.5 million votes was dwarfed by the combined 7.27 million votes of just those two cities.
 
The National Popular Vote compact, as already adopted by 15 states, contains no requirement that the participating states conduct their federal elections by the same set of rules.

The Michigan Freedom Fund works to advance conservative ideas, hold our government accountable to taxpayers, and protect Freedom, opportunity, and workers’ Constitutional rights. For more information, please visit MichiganFreedomFund.com.
 
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