Michigan

The Great Lakes State

Motto:
Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam circumspice (If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you)


Constitution

A total of 5,539,302 votes were cast in Michigan in the 2020 election, putting overall state turnout at about 74%. After weeks of deliberation, lawsuits, and uncertainty, Joe Biden was declared the winner of Michigan’s 16 electoral votes. With 50.6% of the popular vote going to Joe Biden, the discrepancy between regions voting Democrat or Republican became abundantly clear. Michigan had consistently voted for Democrat presidential candidates since 1992 before Donald Trump won the state in 2016.

Several cases citing election fraud were filed shortly after the November 3rd election, which were dismissed by the judge for having no “substantial proof.” The majority of the litigation pointed to the concerns regarding human error and the Dominion Voting Systems. A forensic audit was conducted by the case was once again dismissed by Judge Kevin Elsenheimer.

Michigan has a bicameral legislature with 38 senators and 110 representatives. Republicans have held the majority in both chambers since 2011. Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) is eligible for re-election in 2022.

Election Integrity

In the wake of the 2020 elections and resulting lack of confidence in the outcome, state legislatures across the country reviewed their election laws and proposed and/or enacted certain modifications to existing law. While our country remains bitterly divided, a battle is taking place as to whether these laws suppress the vote or expand access to the ballot box. Many believe claims of voter suppression from the Left are part of a larger effort to federalize our elections. But the U.S. Constitution grants state legislatures authority to establish state election laws.

Learn more about state election law reforms and decide for yourself. Do you want bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. controlling local elections or do you want your state lawmakers to write laws that meet your state’s unique characteristics?

Absentee Ballot Application

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Voter IDSignature VerificationNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
In PersonYesNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Drop BoxYes No Changes SB286

IN SENATE


See page 3 line 6 of bill

Mandates that ballot drop boxes close at 5:00 PM.
Return Deadline7PM on Election DayNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Legislative Ratings

The American Conservative Union Foundation rates all members of the legislature to track how they vote on key legislation. A high rating reflects a more conservative voting record.

Michigan averages a 58% rating, reflecting its more right leaning position. Visit their ratings page to learn more about individual voting and why ACU opposed or supported the legislation.