Mistakes in Abortion Rights Ballot Initiative Should Disqualify It, Group Argues

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A group opposing a ballot initiative that seeks to enshrine abortion rights in Michigan’s constitution has asked state officials to reject the proposal because of formatting errors in the text of the petition that was circulated for signatures.

Citizens to Support MI Women and Children said there are 43 “serious errors” in the reproductive freedom for all ballot language that would become part of the state constitution if the ballot initiative wins a spot on the November ballot and wins the majority of voters.

Most of the errors identified by the group appear to be the lack of spaces between words in the main language of the petition which, according to the group, has resulted “in a series of gibberish”.

“This amendment cannot be part of our constitution in its current form,” said Christen Pollo, a spokeswoman for Citizens to Support MI Women and Children. “And there is no legal or constitutional process to change the text of the amendment at this time. scenery. In fact, it’s shocking that more than three-quarters of a million voters, including the state’s governor and attorney general, signed a petition they didn’t read and couldn’t understand.”