Abortion rights proposal headed to Michigan Supreme Court
The State Board of Canvassers deadlocked along party lines, meaning the abortion rights proposal and an overhaul of voting rights will go to the Michigan Supreme Court; The ballot needs to be finalized by Sept. 9, so we’re looking at a week to get a decision from the court.
Deadlocked Wayne County Board of Canvassers fails to certify election results
Detroit – The Wayne County Board of Canvassers is deadlocked on Tuesday with a 2-2 vote on the decision to certify election votes. The state Court of Appeals said it wasn’t convinced the Wayne County judge made a mistake by refusing to stop the work of county canvassers. — Jocelyn Benson (@JocelynBenson) November 18, 2020“In refusing to approve the results of the election in Wayne County, the two Republican members of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers have placed partisan politics above their legal duty to certify the election results,” Gov. The actions of Palmer and Hartman disrespects and disregards the voters of Wayne County, the incredibly hard work of the dedicated poll workers and clerks of Wayne County all in the name of partisan showboating. Once this is established, I will, of course, accept the will of the voters.”Statement from Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans:"The voters of Wayne County have spoken, but apparently two of the four members of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers refused to hear them.
Audit of Michigan’s Bureau of Elections finds unauthorized user accessed state’s file of 7.5 million qualified voters
LANSING, Mich. – An audit of Michigan’s Bureau of Elections released Friday found discrepancies that allowed an unauthorized user to access the state’s voter file and inadequate training of elections officials in over 500 local governments. The audit by the Office of Auditor General found that 32 counties, 83 cities and 426 townships lack fully accredited clerks nearly two weeks before a general election year begins. The audit also found that an unauthorized user accessed the state’s file of 7.5 million qualified voters. But there was no modification or destruction of records in the voter file in the period reviewed.