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Thu Dec 6, 2018, 05:11 PM

Michigan Republicans vote to strip power from incoming Democrat

Source: The Guardian and agencies

The Republican-led Michigan senate has voted to bar the incoming Democratic secretary of state from enforcing campaign finance law, one day after Republicans in Wisconsin similarly took action to restrict the power of newly elected Democrats.

The 25-11 vote, which fell along party lines, was the latest salvo by Republicans seeking to capitalize on a lame-duck session before handing control of the stateís top elected offices to Democrats.

The measure is among several that opponents say ignore voters who spoke loudly at the ballot box during the midterm elections last month, sweeping Democrats into the roles of governor, attorney general and secretary of state in Michigan.

The GOP-controlled state legislature also rammed through bills to gut the $12-an-hour minimum wage and paid sick leave laws, which are pending approval from the outgoing Republican governor, Rick Snyder. Democrat Gretchen Whitmer is poised to take over the governorís mansion on 1 January and would veto the controversial Republican legislation.

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Guardian staff and agencies
Thu 6 Dec 2018 21.29 GMT


Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/dec/06/republicans-michigan-wisconsin-strip-power-incoming-democrats

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Eugene Thursday OP
SunSeeker Thursday #1
Pepsidog Thursday #3
bronxiteforever Thursday #4
pecosbob Thursday #2
LovingA2andMI Thursday #5
LisaM Thursday #8
elmac Thursday #9
pwb Thursday #6
ZeroSomeBrains Thursday #7

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 05:22 PM

1. Republicans have no shame. They are fascist scumbags.

Let the lawsuits fly!

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 05:30 PM

3. Well said my friend

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 05:35 PM

4. +10000000 They are cowards who are unable

To convince the public their policies are correct. They seek power by gimmicks. Theses rethugs, for that is what they have shown themselves to be, should be held in the utmost contempt and it is not too late to plan on donating to the Michigan and Wisconsin Democratic Party for 2020.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 05:25 PM

2. I once knew some wonderful members of Society of Friends while I lived in Michigan

Wonderful people, Michiganders...now get up and do something about it. If ever there was a time to get pissed...it's now.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 05:38 PM

5. If Snyder signs this....

He might as well move out of Michigan. Either way, it will be overturned by the Michigan Supreme Court. Shame to have to go to the Courts at all for what the People CLEARLY voted for.

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Response to LovingA2andMI (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 06:13 PM

8. Worse, he lives in Ann Arbor - where he's hated!

He can barely go out to a restaurant. Enjoy your retirement, Nerd-in-Chief.

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Response to LovingA2andMI (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:57 PM

9. Not sure if he will sign it, unless he was promised a cushy koch brother job somewhere. nt

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 05:51 PM

6. Please continue republicans. 2020 is just around the corner.

And your fucked.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 06:04 PM

7. I hope this can be reversed

This should be called what it is. A coup. Every American needs to become aware of this travesty of democracy and be ready to vote in Democrats. A republican at work brought up this recently and talked of moving out of the country because it seemed so screwed up so we aren't the only ones who think this is wrong.

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