Tag: Michigan Republicans

Republicans introduce bill to put the parents of transgender kids in prison for life

Republicans introduce bill to put the parents of transgender kids in prison for life

The following post was written by Jessica Beasley (she/they), a Senior Manager of User Experience Design at a tech company and longtime resident of Michigan. She lives in Ypsilanti Township with her spouse and an inadvisable number of cats, and mostly uses Twitter to tweet about trans stuff at @JessicleCats. The topic of Jessica’s essay is personal for me. My […]

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Michiganders reject attacks on our votes, threats of violence. Dixon, extremists aren’t listening.

Michiganders reject attacks on our votes, threats of violence. Dixon, extremists aren’t listening.

This is a guest post from Michigan House Democratic Leader Donna Lasinski. Michigan is entering the home stretch of an election season unlike anything we have seen before. On the one hand, Democrats offer candidates many voters will recognize: From Gov. Gretchen Whitmer down the ballot, Democratic candidates are talking about record-setting funding for our schools, growing good paying jobs, […]

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Michigan Republicans outright gaslighting donors about how badly Tudor Dixon’s campaign is tanking

Michigan Republicans outright gaslighting donors about how badly Tudor Dixon’s campaign is tanking

With three unelectable candidates at the top of the ticket this year, Michigan Republicans are struggling to raise money from their hapless donors. This is likely what is pushing them to tell their donors outright lies about the state of the race which is precisely what they did with a fundraising email sent out today. The email screams, “GOP nominee […]

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New site exposes Republican Michigan Senate candidate Triston Cole’s special interest-paid vacation to Hawaii

New site exposes Republican Michigan Senate candidate Triston Cole’s special interest-paid vacation to Hawaii

In 2018, multiple prominent Michigan Republican legislators flew to Hawaii on at least two separate occasions, paid for by the California-based Institute for Research on Presidential Elections. As reported by Bridge Magazine, the trips, which also included trips to Puerto Rico and elsewhere, were part of an effort to change the way our presidents are elected: More than 20 Michigan […]

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Top proponent and propagator of Trump’s Big Lie wants to be Michigan Attorney General

Top proponent and propagator of Trump’s Big Lie wants to be Michigan Attorney General

The headline in the Detroit News on July 15th read “Michigan election critic says he’s running for attorney general.” Matthew DePerno is no mere election critic. He is one of the lawyers responsible for propagating the Big Lie and is suing Antrim County in an effort to overturn the election results in Michigan.  Two weeks ago, the Republican-led Michigan Senate […]

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REPORT: Republicans in Michigan are STILL clinging to the Big Lie

REPORT: Republicans in Michigan are STILL clinging to the Big Lie

The great progressive advocacy group Progress Michigan has completed a thorough investigation into Republican County Parties in Michigan and has discovered that over 60% of them have pushed Donald Trump’s Big Lie that the election was stolen from them. Even in the past two months eleven of these County Party groups have posted about it on social media. Here are […]

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Michigan GOP Chair Ron Weiser personally pays $200,000 to settle election fraud case

Michigan GOP Chair Ron Weiser personally pays $200,000 to settle election fraud case

As Michigan Republican Party Co-Chair, Ron Weiser paid off Stan Grot to drop out of the Secretary of State race in 2018 so his preferred candidate, Mary Treder Lang, could run unopposed. Grot was paid $200,000 in a series of payments from the state Republican party’s coffers which were later revealed by past Chair Laura Cox. Cox described the arrangement […]

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Michigan Senate Republicans refute themselves, conclude the 2020 election was completely legit

Michigan Senate Republicans refute themselves, conclude the 2020 election was completely legit

Man, that’s GOTTA hurt… While there have been a few rational actors in the Michigan Republican legislative caucus who have refused to subscribe to The Big Lie that Donald Trump won more votes than Joe Biden in Michigan and, in fact, across the entire country, most have been vocally all in on it. The only the way The Big Lie […]

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URGENT ACTION NEEDED! Michigan GOP poised to pass three voter suppression bills WEDNESDAY.

URGENT ACTION NEEDED! Michigan GOP poised to pass three voter suppression bills WEDNESDAY.

We’ve known this day was coming for a long time but now it is upon us. Republicans in the Michigan state senate are poised to take up three voter suppression bills tomorrow, June 16th, and urgent action is needed. As one state senator I spoke with put it, “We need to flood the Republican phone lines.” The bills are Senate […]

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Why is GOP Congressman Tim Walberg hiding from his constituents?

Why is GOP Congressman Tim Walberg hiding from his constituents?

In March of 2017 at a public townhall meeting in Hillsdale, Michigan, Republican Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07) told the audience, “If the public can’t comment, we have problems.” In the years since (and even before, frankly), he has made a Herculean effort to ensure that the only “public” who can comment at his public events are those he hand picks […]

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Trying to cling to the last shreds of power – with Michigan State Senator Erika Geiss

Trying to cling to the last shreds of power – with Michigan State Senator Erika Geiss

Michigan Senator Erika Geiss on Twitter: @SenErikaGeiss Directly above me, men with rifles yelling at us. Some of my colleagues who own bullet proof vests are wearing them. I have never appreciated our Sergeants-at-Arms more than today. #mileg pic.twitter.com/voOZpPYWOs — Senator Dayna Polehanki (@SenPolehanki) April 30, 2020 #OTD a year ago at 7:04 p.m. ET the #mileg senate adjourned (see […]

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