Campaign Coverage 2020

Michigan AG to probe group seeking to repeal governor powers

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s attorney general is investigating allegations that a ballot group may have committed crimes while gathering signatures to repeal a law that gives Gov. Gretchen Whitmer broad powers to manage the coronavirus crisis. Dana Nessel, a Democrat, said Monday that her office will probe Unlock Michigan, a Republican-affiliated committee that plans to submit its signatures Friday. If the group turns in enough signatures, the initiative will go to the Legislature. Majority Republicans could enact the measure into law, and it could not be vetoed by the Democratic governor.

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