“Hoe bied ons veilige verkiesings in ons staat as die goewerneur nie eens kan saamstem dat ons moet verseker dat dooie mense nie op ons stembriewe is nie??” 'n borg van een van die rekeninge, Republikein staats Sen. Michael MacDonald, said in a statement following Whitmer’s vetoes on Friday.
One of the vetoed bills would have revised the administrative process for removing dead people from voter lists and required more frequent checks during the 45-day period before an election.
The bill passed through the state Senate and House with bipartisan support, and some clerks said the change would be welcomed.
Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum told the Detroit Free Press she had testified in favor of the change and said Friday she still supports the concept but had not discussed the veto with Whitmer.