Detroit Evening Report, May 2, 2022: Whitmer vetoes bill proposing changes to voter registration applications


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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has vetoed legislation that would make changes to voter registration applications, saying the bills would restrict access to the ballot. Voters would have been required to sign a statement acknowledging it is a felony to vote more than once in the same election. Whitmer says the bill is a part of a package of bills aimed at discouraging votes. Whitmer has directed state departments to assess potential opportunities to expand people’s ability to register to vote.

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  • Organizers are planning a re-dedication ceremony to honor Vincent Chin’s legacy
  • CMU says decision to end its track and field program and invest in golf was not made to move resources away from Black athletes
  • DIA names Juana Williams associate curator of African American art

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  • Sascha Raiyn
    Sascha Raiyn is Education Reporter at 101.9 WDET. She is a native Detroiter who grew up listening to news and music programming on Detroit Public Radio.