News from Progress Michigan

January 26, 2024

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Former Lawmaker, Election Denier Winning MIGOP Leadership Highlights Extremism in Party 

Rep. Daire Rendon’s recent win for GOP leadership despite facing two felony charges related to her alleged involvement in attempts to overturn 2020 election shows election denial still strong in MIGOP

LANSING, Mich. –– According to the Detroit News, former state Rep. Daire Rendon has won a position as chairwoman of the 1st Congressional District Republican Committee. Rendon was involved with the 2020 false elector scheme being investigated by Attorney General Dana Nessel and is currently facing two felony charges for her alleged involvement in attempting to unlawfully access voting machines after the 2020 election. In response to the news, Sam Inglot, executive director of Progress Michigan issued the following statement: 

“This is yet another example of how little difference there is between the Michigan Republican Party and the MAGA movement. The fact that people who worked to overturn the will of voters in 2020 are being elevated—while they continue to push baseless conspiracy theories about our elections in order to justify restricting the rights of voters and stay on Trump’s good side—shows how little the Michigan Republican Party cares about Michiganders having the freedom to choose their own leaders at the ballot box and how focused they are on grabbing power by any means necessary.” T