Michigan House Republicans
Rep. Friske: National Popular Vote effort stomps on the voice of rural Michigan
RELEASE|June 13, 2024
Contact: Neil Friske

State Rep. Neil Friske, R-Charlevoix, on Thursday railed against Democrats’ efforts to embrace the National Popular Vote (NPV) movement in Michigan. House Bill 4156 would place Michigan into the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.

“Democrats enjoy nothing more than bowing to coastal elites in New York and California. This dangerous NPV movement would force the rest of us to bow right alongside them,” said Friske, R-Charlevoix. “This is a blatant authoritarian attempt to amplify radical socialists in large cities so Democrats can finally drown out the voices of hard-working rural America. They’ll eat our food, drive our cars, and visit our parks, but the minute we step into a ballot box, they want nothing to do with us.”

The National Popular Vote Compact undermines the purpose of the Electoral College, established by the Founding Fathers to ensure a balanced influence from diverse states and regions in presidential elections.

Friske noted that the plan also poses a significant threat to electoral integrity, potentially leading to premature acceptance of incomplete results from other states, complications from varying recount standards, and increased reliance on courts to resolve disputes.

“Regular people won’t stand for this desperate attempt to undermine our elections as Democrats do everything possible to turn Michigan into their own little version of Communist China,” Friske said. “We owe it to our sons and daughters, grandchildren, and all future generations to preserve the constitutional republic our founders were willing to die for.”


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