Whitmer vetoes election bills Michigan GOP says will restore faith in elections
Whitmer had vowed earlier this year to veto Republican-backed election bills
Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed two Republican-backed election bills, arguing they “fail to advance” secure elections.
“How do we provide safe and secure elections in our state if the governor can’t even agree that we should be ensuring dead people aren’t on our voting rolls?” a sponsor of one the bills, Republican state Sen. Michael MacDonald, said in a statement following Whitmer’s vetoes on Friday.
One of the vetoed bills would have revised the administrative process for removing dead people from voter lists and required more frequent checks during the 45-day period before an election.
The bill passed through the state Senate and House with bipartisan support, and some clerks said the change would be welcomed.