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Local lawyer to represent Wisconsin in electoral college


Central Wisconsin lawyer Christine Bremer Muggli has been chosen by the Democratic Party of Wisconsin to represent the state as part of the electoral college.

"Where I grew up, politics was almost like a religion and so you're a great catholic and a good Democrat," Bremer Muggli said.

She was born and raised in Chicago, but has been practicing law in the Wausau area for close to 30 years. In that time, Bremer Muggli has become a fixture in the Democratic party.

"I just believe in, very much in the power of the individual to affect our lives."

Next month, she'll cast a ballot for President Barack Obama as a member of the electoral college. Each state is represented in the college based on its number of senators and U.S. Representatives. Wisconsin has ten electors.

"When you're voting for President you think you're voting for Barack Obama but actually you're voting for an elector for Barack Obama," she said.

Wisconsin also went blue in the 2008 election and Bremer Muggli was chosen as one of Wisconsin's 10 electors then, too. She attended President Obama's inauguration in January of 2009.

"There were 2 million people on the mall and so it was unlike any experience I've ever had and probably ever will."

Bremer Muggli said her experience in the electoral college has highlighted the importance of how the President is chosen.

"The reason that there is an electoral college is so that there's a fair distribution across the nation so that one region that has more people in it can't dominate a Presidential election," she said.

Christine Bremer Muggli will head to Madison on December 17th to cast her ballot.

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