Protest against GOP proposed electoral integrity bills in Lansing

A rally was held on the steps of the capital in Lansing to protest against the introduction of 39 bills to promote the integrity of the elections – but not in the eyes of this group.

Lansing protest against voter integrity bills claimed to be repression

A rally was held on the steps of the capital in Lansing to protest against the introduction of 39 bills to promote the integrity of the elections – but not in the eyes of this group.

FOX 2: “What do these bills do?”

“Voter suppression,” said Janice Winfrey, city clerk in Detroit.

The 39 bills would prevent unwanted voter requests by mail, restrict dropboxing and require voter IDs for postal votes.

“Out of 170 million votes, people want you to believe there are some gimmicks,” said Warren Evans, Wayne County general manager.

Shenanigans, believed by the Michigan Urban Alliance to have been trumped by Republicans to suppress minority votes.

Wayne County Executive Warren Evans participated in the protest against the proposed bills.

FOX 2: “(Is it) racist?”

“The suppression of voters is racist,” said Winfrey. “Law?”

“Disenfranchised poor people, people with immobility – if they’re white, it does the same thing – it’s not racist,” Evans said. “That’s the catchphrase – getting people to try and make people nervous about whether they are supporting something or not.”

FOX 2: “What’s wrong with an ID card. I need an ID card when I get my Covid shot?”

“There’s nothing wrong with an ID,” said Eastpointe Mayor Monique Owens. “But they’re going to the next level, which is different from what we’ve done since the beginning of time. So when you’re trying to get people to do things they never had to do before, when things are already working, is it’s a problem for us. “

But Republicans disagree that all they want is fair elections.

“They called it racist, they called it voter suppression, nothing could be further from the truth,” said Ted Goodman, Michigan GOP spokesman. “Does that mean we shouldn’t be on constant vigilance to secure elections and make sure every voice is heard?”

FOX 2: Are you trying to solve a problem that doesn’t exist?

“I’m not saying that,” said Goodman.

The governor has said that she has promised to veto the bills if they find their way to her desk. But the Republicans could launch a citizen petition that could eliminate the governor.

“Nothing is off the table,” said Goodman.

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