State Rep. John Damoose today said several proposals announced by Democratic lawmakers would make Michigan elections less efficient and less secure.
“House Democrats’ plan would open holes in our election system and complicate the process for local clerks,” said Damoose, of Harbor Springs. “Mailing unsolicited absentee ballot applications to every registered voter, while doing nothing to clean up the voter rolls, would invite bad actors to take advantage of an insecure system. Counting absentee ballots that arrive after election day would delay election results and create confusion for Michigan voters.”
Earlier this year, Damoose introduced House Concurrent Resolution 5 to criticize federal attempts to undo state election laws. The concurrent resolution specifically mentioned H.R.1, a wide-ranging bill in Congress that would impose sweeping voting changes. Damoose’s resolution passed the House in May.
“This Democratic plan may not be a federal power-grab attempt, but it would take some of the worst ideas from H.R.1 — such as accepting ballots after election day and registering people who are too young to vote — and establish them at the state level,” Damoose said.
After Gov. Gretchen Whitmer dropped one federal lawsuit targeting Enbridge’s Line 5 to focus on a case in the state court system, state Rep. John Damoose of Harbor Springs today called on the governor and Attorney General Dana Nessel to end all their attempts to shut down the oil and natural gas pipeline through the Straits of Mackinac:
Rep. Damoose talks about testimony Tuesday as the House Education Committee began to take up his HB 5557, which would allow community colleges in Michigan to grant four-year bachelor of science degrees in nursing. Rep. Damoose says serving communities and improving local health care is exactly the mission of a community college.