Michigan Attorney General calls for expanded voter access, potential end to filibuster
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel joins 21 other state attorneys general in an open letter to Congress to pass the For the People Act, even if it takes ending the filibuster as we know it. The bill would expand voting access, voting registration, and create methods to enhance election security.
The letter directly criticizes a new wave of legislation stemming from the belief the 2020 presidential election was stolen from former President Donald Trump. U.S. election and security officials have said there is no evidence of widespread voter fraud.
"You can't create a false narrative and then create laws structured around something you know is a false narrative that is demonstrably not true," Nessler said.
According to the Brennan Center for Justice, 49 state legislatures, including Indiana and Michigan's, have introduced laws that would curb voting access during the current legislative session in the name of stopping election fraud. Eighteen states have successfully passed new laws focused on election security, effectively restricting access to voting for some because of voter ID requirements, mail-in ballot restrictions, and limits to early voting.