The Michigan Board of Canvassers deadlocked 2-2 Thursday on certifying petitions from Unlock Michigan that would force a vote on repealing a 1945 law used by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) to lock down the state.
Two Democrats refused to certify the petitions, despite them being approved by Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, a fellow Democrat. Benson’s office determined Unlock Michigan had submitted 100,000 more signatures than necessary.
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel concluded her investigation into an Unlock Michigan training session without charges. Two Democrat operatives secretly recorded an alleged trainer offering activists questionable advice.
Nessel found no evidence Unlock Michigan leaders encouraged or tolerated any misconduct by petition circulators.
“I’m concerned about the validity of some of these signatures,” Democrat canvasser Julie Matuzak said, according to Mlive.
“Not the questions of how they were registered, not if their signatures match, but rather how these signatures were