A group of conservative organizers is still hoping to bypass voters on key issues after a missed deadline. They’re not giving up.
Election officials say they’re well poised to handle the influx of coming ballots for the May 3 elections, especially with an up-to-date count of Michigan’s 8 million registered voters.
Michigan House Democrats have introduced a package of nine bills that would make voting easier and safer for Michiganders.
A new voting amendment would protect absentee ballots and expand voting access, combatting an existing Republican-led plan that would ban voting at churches—among other restrictions.
More than 20% of Michigan’s polling places are houses of worship. But that could be banned under a GOP voting plan. “None of this was ever about securing the vote.”
Michigan voters overwhelmingly chose to expand access to ballot boxes in 2018. Now a loophole is allowing the GOP to propose stripping these rights with just 3% of Michiganders pushing for it.
If Republicans pass these 39 bills, rights that helped Michiganders shatter voter turnout records during the pandemic would be stripped.
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