The sequester hits Michigan, Johnson debunks voter fraud theories, GOP Senators want to repeal their own pension tax, take 5 minutes to fight the EAA expansion

Ruth Johnson, Secretary of Voter Suppression

And now that we are down to the last 2 hours of the day, we present to you the daily briefing. What can I say? I podcast as fast as I can Today we have Yannet Lathrop, a Policy Analyst with the Michigan League for Public Policy. She talks to us about the impact that […]

Ruth Johnson determined to suppress vote in November

Ruth Johnson, Secretary of Voter Suppression

Hey when Barack Obama wins Michigan by 7+ in November, it won’t be because Ruth Johnson didn’t give her best shot. From Chad Livengood: A group called the Michigan Election Coalition sent Johnson a letter Tuesday demanding that she remove the question form the November ballot. But Johnson doesn’t plan to change course for Nov. […]

Citizenship question on ballot application causes confusion, frustration


So you’ve all heard by now that the citizenship question was on the ballot application yesterday. The question in question was this, “Are you a US citizen?” It’s not that it’s all that hard of a question, at least not for most of us. I can see it being a problem area for some folks […]

Review of Michigan Campaign Finance Search app (iPhone, iPad)

The SoM SoS SoB has just launched a relatively cool campaign finance app. The app is called “Michigan CFS” and it allows you to search by candidate and committee names. You can view direct cash contributions, expenditures, and debts. I downloaded the app today to my iPad 2. It’s a free download and a quick […]

Presidential Primary Follies

Across Michigan, absentee ballot applications for the Feb. 28 Presidential Primary are even now being received by many permanent absentee voters, and some of them, if they are Democrats, are scratching their heads and wondering why they heard something about a party caucus in May, and what the connection is, if any. We are already […]