Lansing, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – An Upper Michigan lawmaker is criticizing the vote in the state House last night to end straight-ticket voting in the state.
110th District State Representative Scott Dianda says Michigan voters have made it clear that they want the option to vote a straight-party ballot.
The Calumet Democrat says House Republicans robbed voters of that option when they pushed the measure through the chamber.
Dianda says House majority leaders refused to accept any Democratic amendments to try and make the bill less difficult for voters.
Dianda added that voting should be simple and accessible, and he voted no on the measure because “my constituents didn’t send me to Lansing to infringe on their liberties.”