Your Vote Tuesday Will Determine Political Control in 2023
A lot of Michigan’s independents and weak Republicans are planning on voting against President Trump on Tuesday. They are being very short sighted. Actually shooting themselves in the foot. They will not get another chance to influence Michigan politics or our economy for a decade or more.
Few analysts are predicting that the Democrats will take control of the Michigan Senate on Tuesday, but quite a few are saying that the Democrats have a good shot at taking the Michigan House. Polls show Bill Schuette at some disadvantage to Gretchen Whitmer in the Governor’s race. Those same polls are projecting easy wins for Proposal 2018-02, the Democratic Party redistricting coup, and Proposal 2018-03, the voting fraud promotion plan.
Keep in mind that Governors tend to get reelected, so if Whitmer wins on Tuesday, she could well be in charge out to the end of 2026. Projecting another lost decade for the Michigan economy is entirely reasonable. Taxes and regulation will skyrocket.
But the Democrats won’t win the State Senate, they say. They are being very short sighted. Democrats will win the Senate, but not until 2022. Here is why:
Proposal 2018-02 is designed to turn the Michigan Senate (and the House, should it still be Republican) over to the Democrats in 2023. Michigan’s impatient Democrats and the League of Women Voters (but I repeat myself) have joined together in a federal lawsuit to effect this change even if Proposal 2018-02 fails. They are nothing if not determined.
A radical redistricting plan will create a tremendous demand for campaign funds in 2022 and Michigan Republicans will have great difficulty funding both legislative races and the Governor’s race. The 2022 campaign will be all the more difficult to win under the fun-and-games voting standards ushered in by Proposal 2018-03.
This nexus will provide a Governor Whitmer a further advantage in her reelection campaign, beyond just incumbency. Look at the funding problems Schuette and James are experiencing now for a preview of the 2022 campaigns.
Michigan Republicans have a limited universe of campaign donors, mostly from within Michigan. Michigan Democrats draw most of their funding from outside of Michigan, creating a much larger war chest stuffed by Silicon Sultans, Wall Street pirates, Hollywood crackpots, and Emily’s List gender warriors.
The November 6th General Election will determine political control in Michigan and the health of its economy for a decade or more. Every Michigan voter should clearly understand that they are actually voting on Michigan’s government and economy in 2023 – and beyond – Tuesday.