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. Robert Wittenberg (D-Huntington Woods) issued the following statement:

“Michigan families came out in overwhelming support of Proposal 3, voicing loud and clear that they want a free and fair election process. Yet instead of respecting the will of the people, Republicans are now attempting to subvert democracy by making it more difficult for Michiganders to register to vote. Not only does this go directly against the intent of Proposal 3, but this blatant violation of the will of the people will only serve to further erode the already fragile trust in our state government.”