Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Allocate Electoral Votes by Congressional District
State Representative Beau LaFave (R-108) introduced legislation to eliminate the winner-take-all approach to allocating electoral votes in presidential elections in Michigan and award electors on a congressional district-by-district basis and two electors at large to the candidate who wins the popular vote. Under the bill, each political party would choose candidates for presidential electors during its state convention, just like under current law. One presidential elector would be chosen from each congressional district, and two electors at large.
Legislation has been referred to the House Elections and Ethics Committee for review. Michigan has 15 electoral college votes in the 2020 election, but that is expected to drop to 14 after the 2020 census is completed and the new lines are drawn.