LANSING, Mich. – Michigan voters want accessible, secure, safe, and fair elections. The anti-voter bills approved today by the state Senate in a partisan vote – Senate Bills 285, 303, and 304 – will make it harder for Michiganders to access the ballot, but do nothing to make voting more secure.
“The 2020 election was run fairly, securely, and successfully, with a record turnout. There is no evidence of fraud and no legitimate reason the additional mandates and regulations that were passed today should be imposed on voters,” said Nancy Wang, executive director of Voters Not Politicians. “Michigan already has a strong voter identification law that requires voters to verify their identity to vote. These bills are just another move by politicians to choose their voters – instead of having voters choose their politicians.”
VNP calls on the Legislature to drop this charade of moving bills they know are unnecessary and will not become law. It’s time for legislators to start educating their constituents, stop giving “The Big Lie” conspiracy any credence, and instead work toward making Michigan a top 10 state in voting by taking steps such as increasing access to secure ballot boxes and additional hours of early voting, as other states have done.
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Voters Not Politicians is a nonpartisan advocacy organization that works to strengthen democracy by engaging people across Michigan in effective citizen action. Learn more at www.votersnotpoliticians.com.