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March 24, 2021

Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574,

Voter Suppression Bills Spark Well-Deserved Backlash

Michiganders are ready to fight back against attacks on our voting rights

MICHIGAN – Despite a series of thorough audits showing that the 2020 election was safe, fair, and accurate, Michigan Republicans are working to undermine trust in our democracy and make it more difficult for eligible voters to cast their ballots. Progress Michigan strongly condemns the voter suppression bills introduced by Republican lawmakers today.

“Despite rampant disinformation and a pandemic, Michigan voters made use of the voting rights won under Proposal 3 and turned out in record numbers last year to chart a new path forward for our state,” said Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan. “No matter how many bogus conspiracy theories right-wingers come up with, all the evidence points to the fact that Michigan elections are free, fair, and accurate. Our elected officials should be working to build on that momentum and further expand access to the ballot box but instead, they’re continuing their efforts to undermine public trust in our elections and using false claims of fraud as an excuse for blatant voter suppression. Michiganders have come together time and time again to support our democracy, and we won’t stop fighting to ensure every eligible voter can make their voice heard. Mike Shirkey and his merry band of voter suppression supporting idiots may have a majority of the Michigan legislature, but their efforts don’t have the support of the majority of Michiganders.”