FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 5, 2021
Contact: Meghan Reckling, 517-672-6823
Livingston County GOP votes to oppose National Popular Vote
Strongly encourages residents to decline to sign NPV petitions
The Livingston County Republican Party's Executive Committee recently passed a resolution, with unanimous support, opposing the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.
"The National Popular Vote (NPV) would permanently disenfranchise every voter in Michigan, and the Livingston County Republican Party vehemently rejects the National Popular Vote proposal," said Meghan Reckling, Chair of the Livingston County Republican Party. "The NPV compact is an attempt by coastal elites to disenfranchise and silence Michigan voters. It is imperative that the candidate who receives Michigan's electoral votes be determined by Michiganders – not by voters in California and New York."
In 2020, more than 2.97 million people turned out to vote in New York City, and in Los Angeles, there were 4.3 million votes cast. The combined 7.27 million votes in just those two cities dwarfed Michigan's record-breaking statewide turnout of 5.5 million votes.
The National Popular Vote compact has already been adopted by 15 states and contains no requirement that the participating states conduct their federal elections by the same set of rules.
"The NPV is just another attempt to force Michigan into conforming by using large states like California and New York to impose their will on the rest of the country, and we strongly encourage residents to decline to sign the NPV petition, if approached" said Reckling.