The Hill: Michigan Republicans Push for Sweeping Election Overhaul

“Michigan Republicans are attempting an end-run around Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) to pass a sweeping set of election reform measures in the wake of President Biden’s victory over former President Trump in the critical swing state.

A group calling itself Secure MI Vote has filed papers with the secretary of state’s office that would put before the legislature a series of new proposals changing the way the state runs elections, many of which have already passed other Republican-controlled states.

Among the measures: New voter identification requirements, a prohibition on the private financing of election administration, and additional steps that voters casting absentee ballots would have to take in order to make sure their ballots count.”

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