Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Meanwhile, In Michigan…

Meanwhile, in Michigan:

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Joe Biden Responds to ‘F*ck Joe Biden’ Signs in Michigan: ’81 Million Americans Voted for Me’

No doubt at least half the 81 million voted in Michigan, twice. And Governor Gretchen Whitmer intends to make sure it stays that way: Governor Gretchen Whitmer Vetoed Four Election Bills, saying the bills “suppressed voting rights” and “calculated disinformation to discredit the 2020 election.”

And for ultimate pandering effect, she signed the veto at the annual NAACP dinner in Detroit to a standing ovation from attendees. So brave, our freshly made-over Governor.


“I will always protect our civil rights and stand up for our democracy that countless Americans have fought to preserve. That’s why I vetoed legislation that would have perpetuated the ‘Big Lie’ or made it harder for Michiganders to vote. Right now, Michigan Republicans are participating in a coordinated, national attack on voting rights that is designed to undermine confidence in our election system and systematically disenfranchise Black voters, communities of color, older voters, and college students.”

Actually Gretch, nobody could have done anything to “undermine confidence in our election system and systematically disenfranchise voters” of all ages and colors than the stolen 2020 election. You know, the “Big Lie” that FJB actually won. The “Big Lie” perpetrated by you and yours through a series of newly implemented Democratic rules, laws and mysterious suitcases and boxes appearing at polling places in the middle of the night.

Anyway, here are the four measures that the Governor bravely vetoed, claiming they “suppressed voting rights.” Had they been implemented they would have:

  • prohibited third-party access to the QVF (Qualified Voters File),
  • prohibited internet connectivity to ePoll books and tabulators when the polls are open,
  • expanded what can be used as a polling location,
  • and required comprehensive training for poll challengers

These bills would have done nothing that could be interpreted as restricting voting. They would have provided better training for election day workers, protected voting machines from outside influence, and even made it easier to vote by creating more voting locations. But that’s how partisan politics work. Vilify your enemies no matter what they do.

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Of course, had the bill been sponsored by four Democrats rather than 4 Republicans, Governor Whitmer would have held a press conference calling it an achievement in voters rights.