Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer vetoed two voting bills Sunday night and closed allegations of unfair 2020 elections, according to the Associated Press.
Whitmer, a Democrat, vetoed two Republican-sponsored bills restricting access to electronic poll books and voting systems to the Internet and access to Michigan voter databases, saying the bill was unfair for the 2020 presidential election. Will encourage the beliefs of and make it more difficult for people from apartment communities and senior housing facilities to vote in the future.
The bills mean that electronic pool books and databases connected to the Internet can be easily accessed by outside parties, although Whitmer said this is not true.
“They are more interested in grandeur and pendency than in strengthening the security of our elections,” said Gustavo Portella, a spokesman for the state GOP.
Whitmer has vowed to veto similar bills in the future, to provide absentee voters with photo identification with applications, or to provide a driver’s license number or other identification number for voting. Disagreeing.
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It also blocked a move that would expand the types of buildings that could become polling stations to include private conference centers and recreational clubhouses. It allows municipalities to set up polling stations in senior facilities and apartment complexes with at least 150 residents, as they can now, but only if government buildings such as schools are “reasonable for use”. Not as readily available or easy to use. “
Whitmer vetoed the law Sunday night at the NAACP Detroit Branch’s annual Fight for Freedom Fund dinner. He said, “Try to suppress the vote or keep the ‘big lie’. The misinformation campaign to discredit the 2020 election. Anyone who provides an ounce of credibility for this fraud I will not take part in the effort. For our democracy. “
The nationwide campaign by the GOP, partly to refute the false story of widespread fraud in last year’s presidential election, has sparked a wave of new voting laws across the United States that It will tighten access to the ballot for millions of Americans. Restrictions specifically target voting methods that are growing in popularity across the country, such as mail voting and early voting.
Whitmer also introduced a bill on Sunday to increase the number of election challengers participating in the 90-day training provided by the Secretary of State and each clerk and to increase training on the role of challenges for election inspectors. Would need He spoke in support of the US Alliance, but said that maintaining some independence was important.
The legislature approved the measures last week. Republican Saying that they will strengthen the electoral integrity. While Senate Democrat. Opposed, at least two dozen House Democrats supported some bills.