Democrats’ swift passage of gun safety, abortion rights and LGBTQ protections earned Michigan the moniker of the ‘anti-Florida.’ But the state has yet to take action to protect undocumented immigrants from regressive laws.
As political divisions escalate, Michigan must ensure polling places are safe from violence or intimidation. It is time to pass a law that bans firearms at or near polling and early voting sites, clerk’s offices and ballot drop boxes.
In their efforts to remove dead voters and residents who have moved, state officials and clerks call on community groups to check their work and make sure no eligible voters have their registrations canceled.
It made for a good narrative, but there was no youth surge in November, records show. In fact, turnout among voters under 30 fell from 2018, when legalizing pot was on the ballot, particularly among men.
President Biden supports making Michigan one of the first states in the nation to host primaries. Republicans say doing so could hurt state delegates and is like ‘spitting in the face of half of the state.’
The party is wasting no time after regaining control of the Senate and the House. Republicans grouse the breakneck pace is reckless, but Democrats say the GOP is getting a ‘taste of their own medicine.’
Candidates vying to lead the Michigan Republican Party now embrace absentee ballots to compete with Democrats. But election officials say that ‘ballot harvesting’ — having a political operative collect ballots from multiple voters — remains illegal in the state.