When it comes to rules regarding the Coronavirus pandemic, almost no one has been harsher than Michigan’s Democrat governor Gretchen Whitmer and people have had it.
A new ballot initiative intended to remove Whitmer’s emergency powers has gained over 400,000 signatures.
The message being sent here is loud and clear. People want her to back off.
The Hill reports:
400K sign on to ballot drive to repeal Michigan governor’s emergency powers
A ballot drive to repeal a Michigan law that gives the governor emergency powers has gathered more than 400,000 signatures as of Friday.
Unlock Michigan is about 100,000 signatures away from its 500,000-signature goal in support of revoking the 1945 law that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) has used to issue coronavirus restrictions statewide, including mandates on masks, social distancing and social gatherings, The Associated Press reported.
If the state elections board determines that at least 340,000 of the signatures are valid, then the Republican-controlled legislature would likely move to repeal the law rather than wait for a 2022 public vote. Whitmer would not be able to veto the repeal.
The potential repeal would leave a 1976 law permitting the governor to declare a state of emergency in place.
“No one should think that allowing a politician to have unlimited power for an unlimited duration is a good idea,” Fred Wszolek, a spokesperson for Unlock Michigan, told the AP.
During Trump’s recent Michigan rally, he urged people to tell Whitmer to reopen the state.
— Team Trump (Text VOTE to 88022) (@TeamTrump) September 10, 2020
People are sick of Democrat tyranny.
— Annette (@orchardcitygal) September 15, 2020
Whitmer has abused her power.
Now she might lose it altogether.