According to the Detroit News, 57 Michigan state legislators have signed a letter opposing efforts to effectively eliminate the Electoral College by having states sign on to the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.
The scheme, being promoted by several blue states, which award by default all the state’s electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote. In the age of massive voting fraud, it would encourage corrupt states to further loosen their own voting laws while punishing those that maintained stricter election-integrity laws by diminishing the weight of their votes.
Democrats claim to have won the popular vote in all but one election since 2000, although the 2020 election brought into the spotlight several of the dubious methods they may have used to pad their numbers.
The signatories, all Republicans, argued that the “so-called ‘National Popular Vote’ proposal would permanently disenfranchise every voter in the state, forcing Michigan to cast its presidential elector votes for whoever wins the national popular vote—even if the voters of Michigan overwhelmingly chose someone else.”
Tori Sachs, executive director of the Michigan Freedom Fund, praised the letter:
“The ‘National Popular Vote’ is an attempt by liberals in California and New York to disenfranchise and silence Michigan voters,” Sachs said.
“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,” she continued. “We are proud to see so many members of our state legislature standing up to ensure Michigan voters keep their voice in presidential elections.”
A group called Yes on National Popular Vote is seeking 340,047 signatures in order to get the compact on the ballot in Michigan.
According to the National Popular Vote website, 15 states and the District of Columbia have already signed on to the compact, totaling 195 electoral votes.
The text of the compact stipulates that once states with a combined total of 270 electoral votes join it, the signatory states will award their electoral votes to the candidate who wins the popular vote nationally.
Michigan would add 16 electors to the total.