One of the frustrations of the political system in the United States is that the candidate who wins the popular vote doesn’t always become president. That’s because of our electoral college system. Now an initiative is gaining steam that would ensure that the candidate who wins the popular vote is declared the winner.
The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact will be the subject of a discussion at the Livingston County Democratic Party’s meeting later this month. Mark Brewer, former chair of the Michigan Democratic Party and now an attorney with Goodman Acker PC, will discuss the proposal.
He will speak at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, at Re/MAX Platinum Auditorium, 6870 Grand River, Woodland Plaza Suite 7, between Brighton and Howell. Park in the back, use the rear entrance, and take the stairs or elevator down to the auditorium. Sign up here to let us know you are coming.
Mark will answer your questions about the National Popular Vote movement, including its chances here in Michigan. He will also answer questions on other issues.
Mark graduated from Harvard University and has a law degree from Stanford University. In 1995, he was elected Chair of the Michigan Democratic Party and served as MDP Chair or Executive Chair until 2013, the longest serving MDP Chair. He now specializes in election law. The party’s regular business meeting will follow Mark’s presentation.