Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) vetoed a bill that was passed with bipartisan support in the state legislature to make filling out someone else’s absentee ballot or applying for more than one absentee ballot a felony in the state.
Whitmer said that it was already against the law to vote twice in Michigan, and she didn’t want people to be “confused” about voting procedures and laws in the state.
Republican State Rep. Ann Bollin said the law was “voter protection” rather than “voter intimidation.”
The prevalence of mail-in voting due to changing laws and fears of getting the coronavirus during in-person voting have led to the possibility of widespread voter fraud, and President Donald Trump has warned that Democrats might try to steal the election with fraudulent mail-in votes.
Whitmer’s refusal to sign a bill that would give greater penalties for such fraud looks very suspicious indeed.
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