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News from Progress Michigan

January 5, 2016

Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574,

Snyder Signs Partisan Move to Lengthen Lines at Polls

Eliminating straight party ticket voting another conservative attempt to rig elections

MICHIGAN — Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation today that limits the options that voters have at the ballot box, which will lead to longer lines at the polls and is a partisan attempt to rig elections in favor of Republicans.

“It’s a new year, but we’ve got the same governor who once again has put the whims of his own political party bosses before the best interests of Michigan voters,” said Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan. “This repeal does nothing to improve voter education and will create longer lines at already stressed polling places, particularly in urban districts and communities of color. Rather than protecting and expanding democracy, Gov. Snyder is actively working with his conservative allies to make voting less accessible in Michigan.”



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