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UPDATE: GOP SCHEME TO RIG ELECTORAL COLLEGE IN VIRGINIA AND MICHIGAN HEADED FOR DEFEAT
No room for dirty politics!
Reince Priebus and the RNC have pushed hard for swing states to change the way they allocate their Electoral College votes to favor the GOP’s nominee. However, Governor McDonnell and two Republican state Senators have publically stated their opposition to the measure in Virginia. As such, it seems that this bill will die in committee and not be brought to the floor for a vote.
In other news, the GOP state Senate majority leader, Randy Richardville, has also spoken out against similar legislation being proposed in the Michigan state House. Lund has publically stated, "I don't know that the system now is broken. So I don't know that we need to fix it," and that changing the system is not on the state Senate's agenda. Gov. Snyder had recently stated that he was "open minded" to changing the way the state of Michigan allocated its EC votes, but as of today has begun backtracking from that comment. On BloombergTV he has spoken out saying that, he is now "very skeptical" of the proposed legislation and doesn't think now is the appropriate time for it. He went on to say that the Electoral College should reflect the vote of the people and that, "this could challenge that."