Petition Will Force Michigan To Enact Voter ID Laws After Governor’s Veto

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A new petition gaining ground in Michigan could circumvent Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s veto and enact Voter ID Laws and other measures to secure the election. The petition requires just 340,000 signatures to overturn Whitmer’s veto.

The petition would require Voter IDs to vote in Michigan and would remove the lax standards for absentee voting which enables politicians to mail out as many absentee ballots as they want regardless of voter eligibility.

The petition responds to Chinese Communist Party-connected Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, who violated Michigan State Law by altering the election procedures to illegally mail absentee ballots to everyone. Michigan was one of the states with the highest voter anomalies in the 2020 election.

One case filed with the Supreme Court alleged 174,000 Michigan votes in the 2020 election were not tied to a voter registration number. However, Michigan has a long history of election problems. For instance, during the 2016 election Detroit counted 782 more votes than eligible voters.

The Petition’s signers hope that by enacting voter ID Laws and making it illegal to mail absentee ballots to anyone regardless of voter status, they will secure the election and the remove pervasive voter fraud in Michigan.

The voter ID Laws in the Petition mainly fire back at Democrats who wrongly described the Georgia Voter ID Laws as racist. In reality, 98 percent of black people in Georgia already own Voter IDs and if not, can obtain one free of charge.

Additionally, the petition contains a clause that forces the Michigan Governor to launch a special voter ID fund to pay for voter IDs for anyone who cannot afford one. This ensures everyone living in Michigan can obtain a valid ID to vote. This provision was likely placed in the petition to silence all critics alleging the petitioners seek to suppress minorities.

Also, Fact Checks have discredited political talking points arguing that Voter ID Laws prevent black people from voting. One such Fact Check by The Washington Gazette concluded that studies have proven Voter ID Laws do not negatively impact black voter turnout. Additionally, 99.4 percent of eligible voters already owned voter IDs in states that enacted Voter ID Laws.

– John S. Paluska, CNJ Staff

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