The Michigan Supreme Court ordered the Board of State Canvassers to certify a petition that would repeal the law Governor Gretchen Whitmer is using to restrict businesses and individuals to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
The board has tried to refuse to certify the petition, but it is valid, the court said.
Over 100,000 more signatures than the minimum required for certification were collected by petitioning group Unlock Michigan, the Bureau of Elections said.
The two Democrats on the divided board voted against certifying the petition and questioned its legitimacy.
Once the petition is certified, the state legislature will be empowered to repeal Whitmer’s restrictions.
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