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News from Progress Michigan

November 10, 2015

Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574,

Senate Republican Committee Punishes Voters for Voting Against Republicans

Ending straight party ticket voting a scheme to limit options for voters

LANSING — Today, the Michigan Senate Elections Committee voted along party lines to end straight ticket voting. The bill, SB 13, is a direct response to voters rejecting Republican candidates for statewide school board elections.

“Senate Republicans proved that they are afraid to face the voters of Michigan and instead are continuing to use their legislative majority to rig the rules in their favor,” said Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan. “This bill does nothing to advance democracy in Michigan. Instead, it only confirms that Michigan Republicans are not interested in a debate about their failed policies. Suppressing the vote is the act of political cowards, which at this point is typical of what we have seen from the Michigan GOP.”

The bill now goes to the full Senate for consideration.


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