Thursday, September 13, 2018

Breaking: Speaker Leonard Tells WMP National Popular Vote Will Never Receive A Vote On The House Floor

Speaker Tom Leonard (DarKen Photography)

By Brandon Hall
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Speaker Tom Leonard tells West Michigan Politics that "National Popular Vote" legislation will never receive a vote on the House floor while he is Speaker.

In a statement to WMP, Leonard says that he won't move the bill.

"I support the electoral college and the Constitution as our framers intended," Leonard said. "I have no interest in taking this bill up during the rest of my tenure as Speaker."

Leonard, who is running for Attorney General against Democrat Dana Nessel, has long opposed the NPV scheme.

24 State Senators support the horrendous National Popular Vote proposal, a majoriry...

Nearly all the House Dems and at least 15 Republicans support it, a majority...

Thank you, Mr. Speaker! What a blessing to have a candidate for a Attorney General who stands for constitutional principles despite ENORMOUS pressure to abandon the bedrock of our Republic.

Leonard refuses to give in to the powerful special interests from the Lansing and DC swamp trying to push this horrendous legislation on Michigan.

All hell broke loose in Lansing on Sunday evening when WMP revealed that the lead sponsors of the controversial bill finalized it during a vacation to Hawaii paid for by lobbyists.

As many as two dozen other lawmakers attended the trip, including co sponsors who signed on while in Hawaii.

Grassroots activists ignited a firestorm over the legislation, even planning a protest on the lawn of the Capital. 

The Detroit Free Press subsequently confirmed the Hawaiian vacation took place, yet *again* vindicating WMP's reporting...


Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics.

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  1. Those in favor are bought and paid for haters of America.

  2. Trump, April 26, 2018 on “Fox & Friends”
    “I would rather have a popular election, but it’s a totally different campaign.”
    “I would rather have the popular vote because it’s, to me, it’s much easier to win the popular vote.”

    Trump, October 12, 2017 in Sean Hannity interview
    “I would rather have a popular vote. “

    Trump, November 13, 2016, on “60 Minutes”
    “ I would rather see it, where you went with simple votes. You know, you get 100 million votes, and somebody else gets 90 million votes, and you win. There’s a reason for doing this. Because it brings all the states into play.”

    In 2012, the night Romney lost, Trump tweeted.
    "The phoney electoral college made a laughing stock out of our nation. . . . The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy."

    In 1969, The U.S. House of Representatives voted for a national popular vote by a 338–70 margin.

    Recent and past presidential candidates who supported direct election of the President in the form of a constitutional amendment, before the National Popular Vote bill was introduced: George H.W. Bush (R-TX-1969), Bob Dole (R-KS-1969), Gerald Ford (R-MI-1969), Richard Nixon (R-CA-1969),

    Recent and past presidential candidates with a public record of support, before November 2016, for the National Popular Vote bill that would guarantee the majority of Electoral College votes and the presidency to the candidate with the most national popular votes: Bob Barr (Libertarian- GA), U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R–GA), Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-CO), and Senator Fred Thompson (R–TN),

    Newt Gingrich summarized his support for the National Popular Vote bill by saying: “No one should become president of the United States without speaking to the needs and hopes of Americans in all 50 states. … America would be better served with a presidential election process that treated citizens across the country equally. The National Popular Vote bill accomplishes this in a manner consistent with the Constitution and with our fundamental democratic principles.”

    Eight former national chairs of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) have endorsed the bill

    The bill was approved in 2016 by a unanimous bipartisan House committee vote in both Georgia (16 electoral votes) and Missouri (10).

    In 2016 the Arizona House of Representatives passed the bill 40-16-4.
    Two-thirds of the Republicans and two-thirds of the Democrats in the Arizona House of Representatives sponsored the bill.
    In January 2016, two-thirds of the Arizona Senate sponsored the bill.

    In 2014, the Oklahoma Senate passed the bill by a 28–18 margin.

    In 2009, the Arkansas House of Representatives passed the bill

  3. I understand there were several other all expense paid "junkets" like Hawaii, including Puerto Rico and some in California. When you ask your Rep or Senator if they partook , make sure NOT to only say Hawaii. It allows them to deny, without lying, if they attended another one.

  4. The Electoral College: Affirmative Action for republicans...

  5. I'd rather have every districts one vote go where it's intended. Let's see who will win elections then.