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New Lawsuit Attacks Voter-Approved Election Reforms

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New Lawsuit Attacks Voter-Approved Election Reforms

LANSING, Mich. — Last night, 11 Michigan GOP lawmakers filed a lawsuit in federal court requesting a declaratory judgment that (1) any ballot initiatives dealing with the “times, places, and manners” of elections violated the Elections Clause of the U.S. Constitution and (2) to invalidate two citizen-passed constitutional amendments regarding elections. Among the amendments is 2022’s Proposal 2, a voting reform ballot measure.

Voting & Elections 08.30.2023

Michigan Must ‘Finish the Job’ on Protecting Democracy

LANSING, MI — This morning, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer gave her “What’s Next” address to the public and legislature. Among several issues, Gov. Whitmer highlighted the importance of protecting the “health of democracy” heading into the upcoming fall legislative session. Of note, the governor called on the legislature to shore up election laws targeting voter safety.

DePerno, Rendon’s Charging in Ballot Tampering Case Renew Common Cause Calls for Accountability in Investigation

LANSING, MI — This afternoon, former GOP Michigan Attorney General candidate Matthew DePerno and former MI state Rep. Daire Rendon were criminally charged in an alleged tabulator tampering scheme.

Voting & Elections 06.15.2023

Today ‘Marks A Huge Win For Democracy’ in Michigan Following Passing of Elections Bills

LANSING, Mich. — Yesterday, the Michigan House and Senate passed several bills implementing Prop 2, a voting reform ballot measure.

Money & Influence 04.14.2023

Common Cause Michigan, Democracy Advocates to Hold Lobby Day Focused on Campaign Finance Reform

LANSING, MI — On Thursday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Common Cause Michigan, as well as other democracy organizations, will convene at the state Capitol to lobby in favor of campaign finance reform.

Voting & Elections 11.28.2022

Michiganders Secure A “Huge Victory for Democracy” After State Board of Canvassers Certify Election Results

LANSING, Mich. — This afternoon, the Michigan State Board of Canvassers voted unanimously to certify the results of the 2022 election. The vote is the first certification of a general election since Big Lie proponents publicly pressured GOP members not to certify the 2020 results.

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