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Electoral College

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Today, Michigan will convene its 16 electors during a meeting of the Electoral College at the Michigan Capitol Building to cast their ballot for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Live streaming of Michigan Electoral College vote starting at 2:00pm. (Start time could change.)

Electoral College
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In this edition of our bi-weekly segment with the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area, WEMU’s Lisa Barry talks with John Chamberlin, U-M professor emeritus of political science and public policy, about the Electoral College.

Michigan Electors Cast Votes For Trump

Dec 20, 2016
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Protests and a national campaign to convince presidential electors to vote for anyone but President-elect Donald Trump did nothing to change the result in Michigan. 

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Bill to overhaul Michigan's electoral votes blasted in committee hearing

A plan to change the way Michigan awards its electoral votes for president got largely panned at a state House hearing on Monday.

The legislation would award up to seven of the state's 16 Electoral College votes to the presidential runner-up in Michigan. The number of votes they get would depend on how close the popular vote is.

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Snyder says Electoral College overhaul should wait

Governor Rick Snyder says he's not on board with changing how Michigan divvies up presidential electors. A bill that was just rolled out would change Michigan from a winner-take-all state to one that divides the votes between the Democratic and Republican candidates.
The bill's Republican sponsor says making Michigan more competitive will mean more attention from presidential candidates.