Tag Archives: Gretchen Whitmer

Michigan Gov Signs Ban On Ex-Gay Torture Of Minors

The Associated Press reports: The scientifically discredited practice of so-called conversion therapy, which aims to “convert” LGBTQ+ people to heterosexuality or traditional gender expectations, is now banned for minors in Michigan under legislation signed Wednesday by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Michigan becomes the 22nd state to outlaw conversion therapy, which state lawmakers defined as any practice or treatment by a mental …

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Michigan Gov Signs Repeal Of “Zombie” Abortion Ban

The Detroit News reports: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, surrounded by a packed room of pink-wearing lawmakers, advocates, doctors and others, on Wednesday signed legislation to repeal Michigan’s 1931 abortion ban. “Who would like to see me slay a zombie?” Whitmer exclaimed before signing the legislation, calling the ban a “threat coming back to haunt us all.” The Michigan House voted 58-50 …

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Michigan Gov Signs Statewide LGBTQ Protections Act

Lansing’s NBC affiliate reports: People within Michigan’s LGBTQ community will now be better protected against discrimination. Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act which expands basic protections for the LGBTQ community. It prohibits discrimination at places such as schools, offices, and housing, based on a person’s sexual orientation and gender identity. Read the full article. Whitmer just …

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Another Cultist Guilty In Plot To Kidnap Michigan Gov

Reuters reports: A Wisconsin man pleaded guilty Wednesday to a reduced charge for his role in a foiled plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, handing another victory to prosecutors who have viewed the scheme as domestic terrorism. Michigan prosecutors accused Brian Higgins, 54, of aiding the conspiracy by surveilling Whitmer’s vacation home. As part of a plea deal, he …

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MI Gov: I’m In Constant Danger Due To Trump [VIDEO]

“We were all home and there were people with long guns on the front lawn, right outside the gate. You could hear it, the vitriol and the ugliness. “The threats started spilling over to my husband’s office and his staff was worried and he was worried that his patients might be in danger and he decided to look into selling …

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DOJ: Mom Bought Guns For Mentally Ill Son Who Said He’d Kill Biden, Gov, FBI, LGBTQs, Shoot Up Drag Show

From the Justice Department: A Michigan man was arrested and charged in a criminal complaint with illegally possessing firearms after having been committed to a mental institution and while being an unlawful user of a controlled substance, announced United States Attorney Dawn N. Ison. The man came to the attention of the FBI after he made numerous threats over YouTube …

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Michigan Gov To Sign Statewide LGBTQ Protections

The Hill reports: Lawmakers in Michigan have passed a bill to expand civil rights protections to the LGBTQ community, with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) expected to sign the measure into law when it reaches her desk. The vote in the Democratic-led state House on Wednesday, which passed the bill with a 64-45 margin, would codify protections from discrimination based on …

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Militia Leader Gets 19 Years In Plot To Kidnap MI Gov

Reuters reports: A right-wing militia member convicted in the plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer was sentenced to over 19 years in prison on Wednesday in a U.S. District Court, prosecutors said Barry Croft Jr., 47, a member of the far-right Three Percenters militia group, was convicted in August by a federal court jury in Grand Rapids, Michigan, of …

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Ringleader In Plot To Kidnap MI Gov Gets 16 Years

The Detroit Free Press reports: More than two years after his arrest, Adam Fox was sentenced to 16 years in prison for plotting the kidnap of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in what the government has described as one of the biggest domestic terrorism cases in recent American history. The government had sought a life sentence for Fox, arguing he was part …

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MI Gov’s Would-Be Kidnappers Get Stiff Sentences

The Associated Press reports: A judge on Thursday handed down the longest prison terms so far in the plot to kidnap Michigan’s governor, sentencing three men who forged an early alliance with a leader of the scheme before the FBI broke it up in 2020. Joe Morrison, Pete Musico and Paul Bellar were not charged with having a direct role …

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MI Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Defeats Cultist Tudor Dixon

Detroit’s Fox affiliate reports: Gretchen Whitmer won a second term in office for Michigan’s governor, beating her challenger Tudor Dixon in a high-stakes general election campaign that has broad implications for the state in the coming years. Dixon, who struggled with name recognition coming out of a bruising Republican primary election in August, made a late push to win the …

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POLL: Michigan Governor +9 Over Cultist Challenger

The Hill reports: Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) leads Republican challenger Tudor Dixon by about 9 points in her bid for reelection, according to a new poll. The poll from the Detroit-based NBC affiliate WDIV and The Detroit News found that 51.7 percent of likely voters support Whitmer and 43.1 percent support Dixon. Dixon has significantly improved her name recognition …

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Militia Trio Guilty In Plot To Kidnap Michigan Governor

The Detroit News reports: Three men have been found guilty by a Jackson County jury of materially aiding a terrorist and being a member of a gang. This verdict comes after a three-week trial where the Michigan Attorney General’s Office had to prove that Paul Bellar, Joseph Morrison and Pete Musico provided aid to Adam Fox or Barry Croft, both …

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Michigan Gov Roasts Cultist Challenger: Do You Really Think Books Are More Dangerous Than Guns? [VIDEO]

Axios reports: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer went on the offensive in Michigan’s second and final gubernatorial debate on Tuesday, calling out Republican nominee Tudor Dixon for her views on COVID-19 and the 2020 election. Whitmer accused Dixon of espousing dangerous ideas and called her out for repeating baseless conspiracy theories about the 2020 election. “Her plans are downright dangerous,” Whitmer said. …

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“Flirting Juror” Axed From MI Gov Kidnapping Trial

Michigan Live reports: A young woman has been relieved of her jury duty following concerns she might have been flirting with a man accused of aiding a plot to kidnap Michigan’s governor. As proceedings continued Friday morning in the jury trial of Joseph Morrison, Pete Musico and Paul Bellar, Judge Thomas Wilson announced that a young woman has been removed …

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New Poll: Dem Michigan Gov +17 Over Trump Cultist

The Detroit News reports: Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s lead over Republican challenger Tudor Dixon has reached 17 percentage points with five weeks remaining before the Nov. 8 mid-term election, according to a new poll from The Detroit News and WDIV-TV (Channel 4). The statewide survey of 600 likely Michigan voters found 49.5% supported Whitmer, who’s seeking a second four-year term, …

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Cultist Challenger Mocks Plot To Murder Michigan Gov

The Michigan Advance reports: Republican gubernatorial nominee Tudor Dixon’s repeated comments mocking the foiled plot to kidnap and assassinate Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer have drawn widespread condemnation. On Friday morning, the Republican appeared at a pro-Dixon superPAC event in Troy with former Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway and criticized Whitmer’s business record as governor. Standing in front of a sign that …

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Extremists Convicted Of Plotting To Kidnap Michigan Gov Send Private Investigator To Juror’s Workplace

The Detroit Free Press reports: Two of the men convicted of plotting to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer hired a private investigator to go to a juror’s workplace and investigate the juror’s potential bias, according to a newly unsealed court filing. The men — Adam Fox of Michigan and Barry Croft Jr. of Bear, Delaware, who were found guilty last month …

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POLL: Michigan Gov +13 Over Trump Pick Tudor Dixon

The Detroit News reports: Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s lead over Republican Tudor Dixon has expanded to 13 percentage points with two months remaining before Election Day, according to a new poll from The Detroit News and WDIV-TV (Channel 4). The statewide survey of 600 likely voters in the battleground state found that 48% supported Whitmer, a former state lawmaker from …

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POLL: Whitmer +11 Over Cultist In Michigan Gov Race

Detroit’s ABC affiliate reports: Incumbent Democrat Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has a strong lead over Republican challenger Tudor Dixon in the race for Michigan governor, a new poll shows. The EPIC-MRA poll released Friday morning shows that if the election were held immediately, 50% of respondents would vote for Whitmer, while 39% would vote for Dixon. Eleven percent were undecided. Sixty-seven …

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