LANSING , August 31, 2021 ~ Monday, “Secure MI Vote” revealed a petition to campaign for new identification requirements for Michigan voters.
The goal of the petition is to mandate that voters present photo ID to cast ballots in person, and those who are voting absentee must submit their driver’s license number, personal state ID number, or the last four digits of their social security number.
“On this issue, you have a large number of Democrats opposing this issue because they oppose voter ID, Democrat leaders,” said Secure MI Vote Spokesman Jamie Roe to 760 WJR’s Kevin Dietz. “But the fact of the matter is Democrat voters support this overwhelmingly.”
August 31, 2021 ~ Secure MI Vote Spokesman Jamie Roe tells Kevin Dietz about their new petition.
The committee plans to turn in the petition language to Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, which is the first step in the pursuit of a new initiative.
“After the 2016 and 2020 elections, voters on both sides of the political spectrum questioned the integrity of the election,” said a statement from Secure MI Vote. “Secure MI Vote seeks to restore confidence in our elections by making it easier to vote and harder to cheat, giving every legal Michigan voter confidence that their vote is not diluted by illegal or fraudulent votes.”
If 340,0447 petition signatures can be collected, a policy will be placed before the state Legislature, which is currently Republican led. If approved, Governor Gretchen Whitmer cannot block the move.
“The Glengariff Group did a poll for the Detroit Regional Chamber that was released in May that showed overall in the state almost 80% of the people in the state support voter ID laws, and almost 70% of African-Americans support them, and almost 60% of strong Democrats support them. So for them to make the claims that they make about such laws, they are the ones that are out of step with their voters, which is why a process like this is so important.”