We’re used to some level of dirty politics in our elections, even presidential elections -- in fact, smears, nastiness and exaggeration have been around since the time of George Washington.
But we draw the line at trying to actually rig the election results. When the verdict is in, it’s in, and everybody accepts the result.
Except now certain Republicans around the country have a plan to rig presidential election results to virtually guarantee that any Republican would win the presidency, even if they really lost.
Republican National Chairman Reince Priebus has endorsed this plan, members of his party are actively pushing it in Pennsylvania, and Governor Snyder says it is worth thinking about in Michigan. The truth is that it is not only unfair, but has the potential, if adopted, to make Michigan less relevant in presidential elections.