Mich. GOP seeks to bypass Democrat Gov. Whitmer veto with election integrity package
UPDATED 2:20 PM PT – Saturday, March 27, 2021
Michigan’s Republican-controlled legislature announced plans to enable new voter laws that would bypass a likely veto from Democrat Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
State Republican Party Chair Ron Weiser announced the proposal this week, saying the party is supporting the election integrity bills.
“If that legislation is not passed by our legislature, which I am sure it will be, but if it’s not signed by the governor, then we have other plans to make sure that it becomes law before 2022,” Weiser stated.
Among the changes would be a photo ID requirement, restricting absentee ballot drop box hours and a ban on prepaid postage on return envelopes. County GOP parties would need to gather 340,000 voter signatures in order to certify the measure.
The Senate’s Republican majority leader noted the bills will make it easier to vote and harder to cheat.