Michigan Republicans Launch Citizens Initiative to Implement Election Integrity Laws

Michigan Republicans are launching a citizen initiative to implement election reforms after the 2020 vote, WWMT reported.

The legislature has been making progress on a package of 39 bills that would require photo ID to vote, and provide proof of ID when submitting an absentee ballot application, among other things. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D), whose signature would be required to enact the potential law, has vowed to veto the legislation.

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Michigan Republicans Move to Replace GOP Canvasser Who Voted to Certify Biden’s Victory

The Michigan Republican Party is seeking to remove Aaron Van Langevelde, the GOP member of the Board of State Canvassers who voted to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the state.

Van Langevelde cast the deciding vote to certify on Nov. 23, after many Republican operatives and Michigan state legislators pushed to delay. The other Republican member, Norm Shankle, abstained after initially saying that he would vote against certification.

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Michigan Dem Chair Lavora Barnes Accuses Republicans of ‘Voter Suppression’ for Defending Election Laws

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The chair of the Michigan Democratic Party accused Republicans of “voter suppression” after the Republican National Committee announced a $10 million effort to defend current election laws.

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Gary Peters Ad a ‘Rip Off’ of John James’ Campaign Slogan

Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI) aired his first ad of the campaign Saturday, which uses a line straight out of his opponent’s playbook.

The minute-long ad first aired Saturday during the Michigan-Michigan State basketball game and features Peters’ wife, Colleen, discussing her husband’s military service.

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Michigan Bill to Make Public All Executive Branch Salaries Clears First Hurdle

  A Michigan bill that would require every executive branch department and division to post the salary and benefit information of their employees unanimously cleared its first hurdle Thursday. House Bill 5015 easily cleared the House Oversight Committee and is now on its way to the House Ways and Means…

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Vice President Pence Plans Bus Tour Through Michigan Next Week With Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Vice President Mike Pence is planning a bus tour through Michigan next week that will include a “Keep America Great” rally with former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

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Senate Majority Leader Says Gov. Whitmer Is ‘On the Bat S–t Crazy Spectrum’

Michigan Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake) recently told a group of College Republicans that his Democratic colleagues are “on the bat s–t crazy spectrum.”

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Michigan GOP Accuses Whitmer of Holding the Vulnerable ‘Hostage’ After Budget Talks Fall Apart

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Republican lawmakers were nearing a deal last week to restore more than $900 million in funding previously vetoed by the governor before negotiations broke down.

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Activist Group Joins Michigan’s Efforts to Block Republican Constitutional Rights in Two Lawsuits Over Redistricting

Activist group Voters Not Politicians joined the State of Michigan’s opposition to two Republican lawsuits aimed at protecting constitutional rights involved in the redistricting process.

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Michigan Young Republicans Announce Plans to ‘Re-Energize’ Organization

  The Michigan Young Republicans organization announced its plans for expansion Tuesday and unveiled a number of new leadership changes. Abby Oliver, a Grand Rapids resident, has been named chairwoman of the Michigan Young Republicans and will replace outgoing Chairman Kyle Brethauer, according to a press release. Matthew Yascolt will…

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