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Dem strategist, public affairs @TruscottRossman. Revenue, content, vibes @LansingCommonFC. See you out there
Apr 28, 2021 6 tweets 1 min read
Few thoughts on MIOSHA moving under the Administrative Procedures Act to promulgate rules for workplace safety, which right-wingers have mobilized en masse to dishonestly characterize as "permanent" rules... The rule making process is just another way for the Administration to collect input from as many interested parties as possible. The process, like so many other things that they now take umbrage over, was specifically authorized by the Legislature years ago.
Apr 28, 2021 9 tweets 2 min read
.@SenEdMcBroom muses in Elections Committee that postage for absentee ballots should never be free because imposing a cost on voting would disincentivize "ballot harvesting."

Ballot harvesting is illegal in Michigan. But state government imposing a poll tax is also illegal. .@SenEdMcBroom asks a rep from the @MichSoS office if Oregon provides prepaid postage for mailing ballots. Yes, they do! wweek.com/culture/2020/0…
Dec 11, 2020 7 tweets 3 min read
cc @DetNewsOpinion The News endorsed would-be election thief Jack Bergman, calling him "a welcome voice of reason and responsibility." Image
Dec 11, 2020 4 tweets 2 min read
The brief signed by Michigan lawmakers alleges “more than 173,000 ballots in the Wayne County, MI center that cannot be tied to a registered voter.” Can anyone who signed it explain what this means? Asking for @dananessel who wrote of this charge: “Michigan is at a loss to explain these allegations.” Image
Dec 2, 2020 95 tweets 17 min read
Rudy predictions:
-he'll call for paper ballots (MI uses paper ballots)
-he'll call for an audit (will already happen under MI Constitution)
-he'll tell #MILeg to steal the election (illegal under MI law)
-he'll say challengers were removed (dozens testified they were inside TCF) Did not predict "no one will be able to see or hear anything because the feed is so terrible" but here we are
Dec 1, 2020 75 tweets 10 min read
I'm going to thread my tweets on this morning's Senate Oversight Committee show hearing on the conspiracy theories from the TCF Center so folks can follow along or mute if you'd like. Hasn't started yet but you can follow along here if you'd like: misenate.viebit.com/player_live.ph… Sen. McBroom starts off by calling Kent County "Clark County." This should be fun
Oct 10, 2020 19 tweets 7 min read
Grateful to have Lee Chatfield here to remind us who the real victim is: Lee Chatfield Lee is gaslighting: these were right-wing extremists motivated by animosity for the governor whipped up by Republican politicians and operatives. Let’s review:
Oct 8, 2020 4 tweets 1 min read
Mike Shirkey in a floor speech as armed militia members looked down on the Senate chamber, 4/30/20: "If she does not recognize the end of the emergency declaration, we have no other choice but to act." Mike Shirkey in an interview with @MIRSnews, 4/29/20: the governor "has made it clear for a number of weeks now that she's very comfortable being a dictator."
Oct 8, 2020 5 tweets 2 min read
Typical militia content on Facebook from the Cadillac terrorist, Eric Molitor ImageImage Image