LANSING, Mich., Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021 — State Rep. Amos O’Neal (D-Saginaw) issued the following statement after today’s passage of legislation based on unfounded claims of election irregularities or fraud:

“These bills are a solution seeking a problem and ultimately do much more damage to our democracy than their proponents realize. The facts are clear and have been reaffirmed over 200 times — our election system is safe, secure and accurate. We’ve spent several months wasting time on this political theatre instead of finishing the budget and addressing the important work of governing our state. Enough is enough; Michiganders are tired of this, and I implore my colleagues to set aside the conspiracy theories and get back to work.”