The people of Michigan have been under the iron thumb of Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer for far too long. The state has endured some of the nation’s strictest coronavirus related lockdown protocols and citizens are fed up.
On Friday, a movement to remove emergency powers delegated to the Governor announced that they had gathered 400,000 of the 500,000 signatures needed to place a measure on the ballot to remove statute that has been on the books since 1945.
According to an article in The Hill, the petitioners have raised over $900,000 and were able to collect 80% of the required signatures within 45 days. Petitioners expect to gather the remaining signatures before the end of the month, setting up the State Elections office 75 day review period.
The move to unlock the state and lift coronavirus restrictions comes as no surprise as citizens, who largely supported Trump in 2016, have voiced frustration with Whitmer’s orders.
Whitmer has asked voters to not sign the petition stating she is entitled to the powers held by previous governors since 1945.
Whitmer stated to the AP :
“Each governor since 1945 has had these same powers, and I’m going to fight to make sure that every governor after me has these powers if, God forbid, they find themselves in a situation where they have to be used.”
Interesting how she feels she is entitled to unlimited power on how to respond to the Wuhan Virus, but yet remains critical of the Trump Administration’s response to the viral outbreak. Whitmer, a Democrat, appeared at the DNC Convention in August.
It won’t be much longer before citizens in Democrat led cities and states will suffer no longer under the abusive power of corrupt politicians.