electoral votes

Politics & Government
1:55 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Michigan might lose another seat in Congress after the 2020 Census

Michigan could lost an electoral vote based on Census predictions

Right now, Michigan has 14 representatives in Congress, but that number could drop to 13. That's because Michigan's population is predicted to drop, again.

The U.S.  Census Bureau just published projections for state populations. Generally, they predict that population shifts will continue to follow the same trends as they have in the past. The Midwest will likely have lower populations, and the West will gain people.

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Politics & Government
2:50 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Michigan Secretary of State supports election change

Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson favors changing current electoral college system.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson says she supports changing the state's current winner-take-all system in presidential elections.

Johnson said Friday during a taping of WKAR-TV's "Off The Record" program that she supports a hybrid of the current system and one that would divide the state's electoral votes proportionally.

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Politics & Government
10:35 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Michigan Republicans: 'All or nothing' is wrong for electoral system

State Rep. Pete Lund (R-Shelby Township) is hoping to change how Michigan votes for President.

Michigan Republicans said this weekend they want to change the course of future presidential races by changing how the state allocates its electoral votes.

Delegates to the state Republican convention voted overwhelmingly to support the proposal.

Michigan Republicans want to join Nebraska and Maine to become the third state to portion out electoral votes by congressional district.

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12:20 pm
Sun February 24, 2013

Changes to Michigan's electoral system coming? Republicans overwhelmingly back plan

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Gary Heinlein reports for the Detroit News that "by a 1,370-132 margin" Republicans at their convention in Lansing yesterday approved a plan to change the way Michigan's electoral votes are tallied.
Lansing - Republicans handed Bobby Schostak another two-year term as state chairman Saturday and overwhelmingly endorsed a plan to change Michigan presidential electoral vote rules in a way opponents charge is intended to distort election results in favor of GOP candidates.