Michigan election law

8:41 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Snyder says he's now skeptical of plan to change electoral votes

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Republican Representative plans to reintroduce bill that stalled last year. Similar proposals in other states have led Democrats to claim "election rigging."
LANSING, MI -- Republican Gov. Rick Snyder said last week that he was " open minded" about changing Michigan's winner-take-all system for awarding Electoral College votes in presidential elections. It appears that is no longer the case. Snyder, appearing today on Bloomberg TV in Washington D.C., said he is "very skeptical of the idea and the time frame" of legislation that Republican Rep.
2:00 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Senate Majority Leader cool to electoral college change

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Bill was introduced in 2012, but not acted on. It would award most electoral votes by Congressional district.
Lansing - Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville said Tuesday he doesn't necessarily agree with a proposal to change the rule under which Michigan awards its 16 electoral votes to the presidential candidate winning the popular-vote majority. Rep.
1:08 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

House Committee approves bills to change recall elections

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An official facing recall would have an opponent, instead of a simple up or down vote on removal from office.
LANSING, MI - If Republicans take up controversial "right-to-work" legislation in the lame-duck session, some could face Wisconsin-style recalls organized by labor unions. On Tuesday, a state House panel on Tuesday voted to change the way those lawmakers and other elected officials are recalled in Michigan.