LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Ruth Johnson on Thursday blasted one of the first bills to move out of the Senate under new Democratic leadership as disenfranchising voters and prioritizing politics and clout over helping the people.
“Actions speak louder than words,” said Johnson, R-Holly. “One of the first bills voted on under the new Democratic majority is not to fix roads or combat inflation or improve schools — it’s to help the presidential aspirations of the governor.
“This bill will disenfranchise Michigan voters by weakening their voice in determining their presidential nominees. The national Republican Party bylaws have already been adopted, and Michigan would lose 85% of its delegates to the Republican National Convention should we approve this bill.”
Senate Bill 13 would move Michigan’s presidential primary from the second Tuesday in March to February 27, 2024, and to the fourth Tuesday in February in each presidential election year after 2024.