Twice in Michigan’s past Republicans have passed a law to take away the right to vote for all the candidates of a single political party with one mark on a ballot. Both times voters went to the polls and rejected their law. As the clock ticked down on the 2015 legislative session, Republicans passed the same damn law a third time. But this time they included a laughably inadequate $5 million appropriation to add more voting machines in every precinct in the entire state making the proposed law democracy-proof, safe from the pesky desires of Michigan voters.
Earlier this morning Gov. Snyder signed the bill into law.
Be sure to remember this when Michigan Republicans spew platitudes about personal choice and freedom from onerous government intrusion into the lives of our state’s citizens. Because it’s all a pack of blatant lies.
(I have a bunch of quotes I could post from various groups and elected officials about Gov. Snyder’s action but why bother? Until the voters of this state start voting for politicians that actually give a damn about democracy, it’s all just yelling from the sidelines. And, yes, I’m angry.)