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Michigan Lawmaker To Push Change In Presidential Voting

January 28, 2013

In Michigan the presidential candidate who receives the most popular votes wins all of the state’s Electoral College votes. But a new proposal in Michigan and several other states would give one Electoral College vote to each Congressional district – awarded to the candidate who wins the popular vote in that district. Under this scenario Mitt Romney would have won Michigan instead of Barack Obama in last year’s election and perhaps the presidency as well. Michigan State Representative Peter Lund tells WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter he’s reintroducing legislation to change the Electoral College process.