Petition to reverse Whitmer's executive orders has enough signatures, will be sent to state board

by Jordyn Pair · Apr 22nd, 2021 3:46 pm
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Last Updated Apr 24th, 2021 at 6:04 pm

A petition to reverse the executive orders of Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has raised enough valid signatures and will be taken to the state's Board of Canvassers on Thursday. The petition was coordinated by advocacy group Unlock Michigan.

The Board of Canvassers will hear the petition and then send it to the state's Board of Elections. If approved by the elections board, it will then go to the Michigan legislature, which is expected to repeal the 1945 Emergency Powers of the Governors Act.

"If the Board of Canvassers does its duty on Thursday, this can be in front of the Legislature as soon as next week," Unlock Michigan spokesperson Fred Wszolek said Monday.

The petition has received opposition from the group Keep Michigan Safe, which is aimed at preserving Whitmer's executive powers.

"We're disappointed, but we will make our case to the Board of Canvassers and the courts to stop this ill-conceived and irresponsible petition drive," group spokesperson Mark Fisk said.


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