If Wannabe GOP State Chair Succeeds, Michigan Could Split Electoral College Count for Partisan Gain

Columnist Susan J. Demas writes that Michigan Republicans “are primed to rig how Michigan awards its electoral votes in lame duck, when no one is paying attention.”

Currently and throughout the nation’s history, in all but Maine and Nebraska, states go with the winner-take-all approach when it comes to the Electoral College. But in the past few years, Republicans in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin have pondered formulas that award some portion of the electoral votes based on which presidential candidate wins each congressional district. They gave it up under intense pressure. Read More