State Rep. John Damoose today said several proposals announced by Democratic lawmakers would make Michigan elections less efficient and less secure.
“House Democrats’ plan would open holes in our election system and complicate the process for local clerks,” said Damoose, of Harbor Springs. “Mailing unsolicited absentee ballot applications to every registered voter, while doing nothing to clean up the voter rolls, would invite bad actors to take advantage of an insecure system. Counting absentee ballots that arrive after election day would delay election results and create confusion for Michigan voters.”
Earlier this year, Damoose introduced House Concurrent Resolution 5 to criticize federal attempts to undo state election laws. The concurrent resolution specifically mentioned H.R.1, a wide-ranging bill in Congress that would impose sweeping voting changes. Damoose’s resolution passed the House in May.
“This Democratic plan may not be a federal power-grab attempt, but it would take some of the worst ideas from H.R.1 — such as accepting ballots after election day and registering people who are too young to vote — and establish them at the state level,” Damoose said.
Rep. Damoose talks about passage in the House Education Committee today of his HB 5557, part of a two-bill package that would allow Michigan community colleges to offer bachelor’s degrees in nursing. Rep. Damoose says he is working to bring universities and community colleges together to work on a comprehensive solution to the long-standing nursing […]
State Rep. John Damoose today led the House Committee on Education in approving his bipartisan plan to allow community colleges to add a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) option, a reform Damoose says will help address the ongoing nursing shortage.