If Anything, Recount Could Prompt Election Reform
The on-again, off-again, on-again and, finally, off-again Michigan presidential election recount certainly prompts political opinions. As well, there is always a chance it might spur election reform.
So says political science assistant professor Peter Wielhouwer of Western Michigan University.
Wielhouwer told WBCK the greatest example might be inconsistent counts in Wayne County, uncovered as the Michigan recount was beginning. Under current law, Wielhouwer said, such inconsistencies actually derail a recount effort, stopping it from continuing - in an instance where a recount might be most necessary.
And what about the assertion that the Electoral College should be abolished? Wielhouwer does not thing it will be, given that a constitutional amendment would be necessary. Click the player below to hear him explain.