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.”
“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.”