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Former Dem, GOP chairs launch drive to change Electoral College

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Former Dem, GOP chairs launch drive to change Electoral College

A pair of former Republican and Democratic party leaders have launched a statewide petition campaign.

They want the state to join a consortium to guarantee the winner of the nation’s popular vote also wins the Electoral College.

There have been five elections where the winner of the popular vote lost in the Electoral College. Former Michigan Democratic Party Chair Mark Brewer says that’s not fair.

“The candidate with the most votes should be elected president every time.”

Former Michigan Republican Party Chair Saul Anuzis says that would also require candidates to campaign for votes everywhere.

“You could be a battleground state on one day and the next day not be a battleground state.”

If the petition drive gathers at least 340-thousand-47 voter signatures the initiative could either be adopted by the Legislature or go on the statewide ballot.