Editorial: New laws are nothing but bad news for voters

It’s pretty difficult to correct mistakes once ink meets paper.

Gov. Rick Snyder twice this week used the power of his pen to erode the rights of Michigan’s voting public when he legitimized legislation lawmakers called elections “reforms.”

The first blow to voters’ rights came Tuesday when Snyder, in the face of appeals and protests from several voters’ rights advocates across the state, signed into law a bill that eliminates straight-party voting in the state. The new law is immune to voter referendum because of a technicality savvy lawmakers took advantage of when they married it to a spending measure.  Read More