'National Popular Vote is dead on arrival in the House.'
Statement released 4-01-21 by MI House Speaker Jason Wentworth - "National Popular Vote is bubbling up again in Lansing, and I’ve been getting a lot of questions about what the House plans to do with it.
"This is the wrong plan for Michigan. It is dead on arrival in the House.
"The NPV plan would take our votes and give them away to out of touch liberals in New York and California. I can’t stand for that. NPV seems to come up every year, even though few people support it and more and more people admit it’s a raw deal for Michigan voters.
"Hopefully this year will be the last. Instead House Republicans are spending their time working on ideas that will make our elections more secure and increase protections on your Constitutional rights."
Call to ACTION!
12-11-2020 - MICHIGAN! - ANUZIS claims that Open Buckets of Gasoline are the best way to put out a house fire! (OUR opinion - a tongue-in-cheek analogy.)
His "solution" to the popular voting debacle of 2020, is MORE popular voting! Please take Issue with Saul Anuzis' Opinion in The Detroit News! 1) PLEASE CONTACT lawmakers and DEMAND that they oppose the National Popular Vote. 2) WRITE YOUR OWN Op-Ed and Letter to the Editor to The Detroit News and to every other publication in Michigan!
See Links to Newspaper Outlets below!
April 1, 2021 - HUGE NEWS! Based upon the public and strong statement against the NPVIC by current House Speaker Jason Wentworth today, we are lowering Michigan's risk of succumbing to the NPVIC to LOW RISK! Yes!
December 2020 - We expect a big push by NPVIC in the new Legislature in January 2021. The Associated Press reports that the paid consultant staff of NPV is targeting certain States in 2021 and 2022.
Critics of Electoral College Target States, Push for Popular Vote Compact
- We expect a big push, from the California-based National Popular Vote office, in Michigan in early 2021, if NOT in the Legislature's infamous "Lame Duck" session that runs from Election Day in November until Sine Die on 12/31. There currently is no pending National Popular Vote legislation in the Michigan Legislature. Michigan remains a vitally high target for the NPVIC sales team, however.
The Incoming Republican 2021-2022 Speaker of the House in Michigan. He was also a primary SPONSOR of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact Bill that was quietly placed on the Legislature's dockets on September 5, 2018.
We hope to be wrong, but neither the 2019-2020 Republican Senate Majority Leader SML (who is term-limited out of office on 12/31) who was also a Sponsor of NPVIC in their failed attempt in 2018, nor the 2019-2020 House Speaker, who was not a sponsor in 2018, have issued any public stand AGAINST the NPVIC, that we could find. To their "credit" so far, no NPVIC Bill has been introduced in this session of the Legislature. But, we expect it, because the NPVIC Sales Team had them do so in December 2008, where they PASSED the NPVIC in the House when few, if any, lawmakers understood what they were voting for.
Both the 2019-2020 SML and the Speaker did quietly fly off with 30 other Michigan Republicans to that NPVIC Sales meeting in Hawaii in mid-August 2018.
Michigan's 2007-2008 House of Representatives, following a three-day junket by a number of Members to a Washington, DC resort to listen to the NPVIC presentation, PASSED the NPVIC Bill in its Lame Duck Session in mid-December 2008. When the Legislature adjourned "sine die" on 12/31/2008, all pending legislation - including the NPVIC scheme - expired.
Following another junket trip in August 2018, this time to HAWAII, by about 30 new lawmakers - mostly Republicans - The House and Senate both introduced the devious NPVIC scheme Bills three weeks later. The NPVIC scheme was introduced on the afternoon of 9/5/2018, a mere three weeks after the Republican State Convention (where not a single word was uttered about the National Popular Vote effort!) - and in ONLY 18 hours, Committee HEARINGS were held in BOTH the Senate and the House on the NPVIC legislation!! The NPVIC Sales team had flown in four paid experts from California, Vermont, Minnesota and DC to testify at these hearings on the morning of 9/6/2018 and, as NPVIC's own web site bragged, 'THIRTY-ONE witnesses testified in favor of the National Popular Vote Compact with virtually NO ONE speaking against it!'
We wonder why. (Not.)
The Republican Speaker of the House and Senate Majority leader in office in 2018, fortunately, were both adamantly opposed to the NPVIC Bills, and they were able to freeze the measure in Committee until the Legislature adjourned sine die on 12/31/2018.
Michigan has Term Limits on its legislators, so the leadership tends to turn over every two years. A House Member may serve only three 2-year terms, and a State Senator may serve only two 4-year terms. Basically, the entire State Legislature is replaced at least every 8 years.
There is no NPVIC Bill introduced yet in Michigan, although Michigan is probably THE Prime "Purple" State which is what the Democrats desperately need if they hope to ever activate their devious popular vote scheme.
Contact Michigan State Legislature Members
Demand that they take every action possible to STOP the NPVIC whenever it appears.
Michigan Legislature Structure - 2021-2022 Session
In the News ...
SALEM, OR - 12-12-2020 - Critics of Electoral College Push for Popular Vote Compact. By Andrew Selsky, Associated Press. NOTE: Selsky, in our view, has a number of factual errors in this piece about the history of and functioning of the Electoral College. These are errors that continue to be circulated by the NPV sales team.
BOSTON, 11-04-2020 - Losing the Popular Vote, Winning The Electors, and Other Electoral College Questions Answered. By the Associated Press on WBUR News. NOTE: This is actually a very good and accurate description of the US Electoral process!
LANSING, 9-21-2018 - House Speaker Tom Leonard says "I am 100 percent opposed to national popular vote". WWMT News 3, Kalamazoo
LANSING, 9-11-2018 - Michigan Republicans Push 'Popular Vote' Bills After Trip to Hawaii. By Craig Mauger, MI Campaign Finance Network, and Joel Kurth, Bridge
LANSING, 9-11-2018 - Lobbyist: Hawaii Junket for Lansing lawmakers was 'hard work'. By Paul Egan, Reporter - Detroit Free Press
WEST MICHIGAN, 9-09-2018 - BREAKING: Legislators Wrote Controversial National Popular Vote Bill During Hawaii Vacation Paid For by Lobbyists. By Brandon Hall, West Michigan Politics
DETROIT, 3-21-2019 - OPINION: Dems are (partly) right on the popular vote. Ingrid Jacques, Detroit News
LANSING, 9-06-2018 - Skubick: Lawmakers look to increase Michigan influence in presidential elections. By Tim Skubick, WLNS TV6 News
DETROIT, 9-04-2018 - EDITORIAL: Michigan should pass National Popular Vote. Detroit News Editorial. (The NPVIC is sure not going to increase any STATE influence in elections, only large urban Metro area influence!)
9-06-2018 - 25 of Michigan's 38 Senators are sponsoring the NPV Bill. - By John Koza, NPVIC Financier. (And STILL, neither the Senate nor the Michigan House passed the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact scheme!)
House of Representatives - Republican
Senate - Republican
Governor - Democrat
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Almost always, your letter needs to be 200 to 250 words or less. Be courteous and simply express your opinion about why you believe that it is in Michigan's best interests to remain in control MICHIGAN's Electoral Votes, and that Michigan needs to REJECT the National Popular Vote interstate Compact every time that it is brought up.
Battle Creek - The Enquirer
Big Rapids - The Pioneer
Detroit - The Detroit Free Press
Detroit - The Detroit News
Escanaba - The Daily Press
Flint - The Flint Journal
Grand Rapids - The Grand Rapids Press
Iron Mountain - The Daily News
Jackson - The Citizen Patriot
Kalamazoo - The Kalamazoo Gazette
Lansing - The Lansing State Journal
Macomb County - The Macomb Daily
Manistee - The News Advocate
Marquette - The Mining Journal
Monroe - The Monroe News
Mount Pleasant - The Morning Sun
Muskegon - The Muskegon Chronicle
Oakland County - The Oakland Press
Port Huron - The Times Herald
Saginaw - The Saginaw News
Traverse City - The Record Eagle
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