LANSING — Last month, voters approved Proposal 3 to eliminate barriers to fair and accessible elections. Despite the proposal passing with over 60 percent support and in 80 of Michigan’s 83 counties, House Republicans rushed through a plan today weakening key elements of the initiative. In response, state Rep. Bill Sowerby (D-Clinton Township) issued the following statement:

“Voters made their demands very clear in November when they overwhelmingly supported Proposal 3, but with one of their final legislative acts of the year, the Republicans are working to once again ignore the will of the people. They can fabricate whatever reasoning they want to try to justify their voter suppression tactics, but it seems they’re just worried about losing their control, as they continue to undermine fair elections for Michigan’s voters.”