LANSING, Mich., Sept. 29, 2020 – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel opened an investigation into Unlock Michigan yesterday, a petition drive to strip the Governor of her emergency powers. A video recording of a recent training seminar shows paid petition circulators being coached to break the law by giving voters false information, illegally collecting signatures without witnessing them, trespassing on private property and lying under oath. In response, state Rep. Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw) issued the following statement:


“The illegal tactics encouraged in this video are deeply troubling and I’m concerned about how many signatures may have already been collected under dishonest and unlawful circumstances. Petition drives are meant to communicate the will of the people, but Unlock Michigan seems to be using this process to mislead, deceive and misrepresent Michiganders. This undermines the integrity of the entire petition drive process and I applaud the Attorney General for taking this matter seriously and finding that it warrants further investigation.”



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