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‘Unlock Michigan’ Nears Signature Goal To Repeal Gov. Whitmer’s Emergency Powers

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Unlock Michigan has nearly reached its goal of 500,000 signatures in an attempt to repeal the governor’s powers that are maintaining the ongoing coronavirus lockdown.

The group has to submit 340,000 valid signatures to trigger a legislative vote on repealing the 1945 law. The group set a goal significantly above that mark and is poised to achieve it.

“We’re ready to wrap up after this coming weekend,” Unlock Michigan spokesman Fred Wszolek told Breitbart News.

“We’re over 450,000 signatures, and it’s time to go all out to wrap it up this week,” he said.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) has been using the 1945 law to repeatedly extend a “state of emergency,” which gives her virtually unilateral decision-making power on everything from masks to schools to which businesses can be open.

Wszolek recently told The Kyle Olson Show that 60,000 activists are collecting signatures to repeal the law and thus, effectively require the governor to work with the legislature to determine the way forward.

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