Michigan is being liberated, one lawsuit at a time.
Detroit U.S. District Judge Terrence Berg ruled Monday that candidates who were collecting signatures to qualify for the ballot can submit 50% of the required number of signatures by 5 p.m. May 8, instead of the Tuesday deadline the state had insisted on.
Berg, an appointee of former President Barack Obama, also ordered Director of Elections Jonathan Brater to develop rules within 72 hours to collect and submit ballot petition signatures electronically.
Esshaki celebrated his “defeat” of Whitmer and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s “efforts to stifle democracy” in a statement Monday.
“Today was a victory for protecting our constitutional rights,” Esshaki wrote. “It was a direct rebuke against Gov. Whitmer’s partisan actions seeking unlimited power.”
You damn right, Eric! Our beer-swilling wannabe gov. Whitler got slapped down and the sweetest part is- by an Obama judge.
Former Secretary of State Ruth Johnson, now a Republican state senator from Holly, said Friday that candidates for 20 judgeships could have been excluded from the ballot if the state held fast to the Tuesday deadline.
“The governor is doing this for a very self-serving reason because she knows if none of these judicial candidates are able to file she gets to appoint them all,” Johnson said in an email. “That’s not right!”
Precisely, what our trifecta of Michigan’s Matriarchy of Misery – Whitmer, Benson, and Nessel – plotted all along.
I just love it when everything Gov. Gretchen “Half” Whitmer does blows up in her greasy-forehead face.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 20, 2020