Michigan Lt. Gov. Garland Gilchrist (D) told a predominantly black church Sunday that Republicans are pushing election integrity reforms because they really do not want black people to vote.

Republicans in Michigan recently proposed the idea of a petition drive to force a legislature to vote on a series of election reforms designed to increase ballot security. If a sufficient number of signatures are obtained, a legislative vote would be held, and if the measure passes, it becomes law without the governor’s signature.

Gilchrist claimed that he asked by an attendee at Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church in Westland what the state could do “to not become another Georgia,” an apparent reference to election reforms recently enacted there.

Lieutenant Governor Gilchrist Discussion with GMBC; March 28, 2021; 

It’s really disgusting,” he said, “and to me, what it says is 1. Republicans are scared of you voting. Period. Republicans are scared of people who look like us voting,” he told Sunday morning congregants.

“And that is happening at a level that it hasn’t happened in a really ever, actually,” Gilchrist declared, “in this past presidential election and they’re so scared they decided, you know, you don’t y’all to vote any more and so we want to make it more difficult for people who look like you to do so.”

Gilchrist told church goers if the legislatures passes election reform bills, “We will not let it come into law.”

He said he expects Republicans to play “games” to “try to get around that power that the people of Michigan gave us and we’re prepared to respond to that.”

The Michigan Constitution affords citizens “the power to propose laws” by initiative:

Any law proposed by initiative petition shall be either enacted or rejected by the legislature without change or amendment within 40 session days from the time such petition is received by the legislature. If any law proposed by such petition shall be enacted by the legislature it shall be subject to referendum, as hereinafter provided.

If the law so proposed is not enacted by the legislature within the 40 days, the state officer authorized by law shall submit such proposed law to the people for approval or rejection at the next general election. The legislature may reject any measure so proposed by initiative petition and propose a different measure upon the same subject by a yea and nay vote upon separate roll calls, and in such event both measures shall be submitted by such state officer to the electors for approval or rejection at the next general election.

The measure is not subject to a governor’s approval or veto.

The Michigan Republican Party recently said it may pursue a petition initiative to enact election integrity reforms.

“If that legislation is not passed by our Legislature, which I am sure it will be, but if it’s not signed by the governor, then we have other plans to make sure that it becomes law before 2022,” party chairman Ron Weiser told a local Republican group.

“That plan includes taking that legislation and getting the signatures necessary for a legislative initiative so it can become law without Gretchen Whitmer’s signature.”

Kyle Olson is a reporter for Breitbart News. He is also host of “The Kyle Olson Show,” syndicated on Michigan radio stations on Saturdays–download full podcast episodes. Follow him on Parler.

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  • Republicans and Conservatives don't want ignorant people like Gilchrest, to vote NO MATTER WHAT their SKIN COLOR IS!!!  If those ignorant would take time to study the canidates and their backrounds we would not be in the mess we are in!  PERIOD!!!  By the way even "intellegant Democrats" should not want the ignorant to vote either!

  • This "Clown" needs to be drug tested! He's doing a lot of FENTANYL like his daddy B.O.!

  • the health dept already does inspections on all buisnesses,we don't need more control.

  • I am so damned sick and tired of hearing about how bad Blacks are treated in this country..! For a race of people that Bitch Constantly about Racism - They Are SURE AS HELL on the Wrong Damned Team - Democrats HATE YOU BLACK PEOPLE and Always Have And More Than Likely ALWAYS WILL..!!! It Ain't Republicans and NEVER HAS BEEN..! Can ANY OF YOU BLACK PEOPLE COMPREHEND THAT..???!

    • AMEN!!!!!!!

    • Man, you are so right

    • I agree with you Loren. Even Coke has told their White Empoyees to be, "Less White!" WTF are they trying to do? I don't feel sorry for others. The American Taxpayers have given well over 80 billion dollars to blacks for WELFARE & what has that done for them? People don't care about anything when you give them everything on a platter. Why work? Just buy booze & drugs & keep blaming society for their problems & malfunctions!

    • White ARE NOT the ones that need to change at all..! The Black People Are The Ones At Fault Here and Indoctrinated By The Democrats That Actually Own Them and Always Have and I Fear They Alway Will Until The Black Community Finally Opens There Minds and Come To Realize It Is Their Own Damned Fault For Falling For Their Slave Master / Democrats..!!!

    • Exactly Glenn- but it is the Democrat Party That Keeps Up The Show/ Theater..! They Lost Control For A Moment Durring The Civil War and Emansipation Proclamation - IMMEDIATELY There After The Demons Devised All Kinds Of Plans To Regain Control Of The BLACKS They Once OWNED and Now The BLACKS Are STILL Owned By The Demons..! The Blacks Must Sure Love Being OWNED Because The Certainly Have Been Since They Were Brought Here and In Other Countries As Well For The Same Reasons..! Socialist / Communist Democrats HATE BLACKS and So They Keep The Tied By The Neck Like A Dog- When They Step Out Of Line They Go To Prison For Far Longer Than They Should Only Because The Demons Are PAYING To Keep Them..! Demons Also Want Them To Vote From Prison So That They Can Keep A TYrranical Hold On EVERYONE Not Only Blacks Now..!  The Blacks In This Country Need To Wisen Up For The First Time In History Of This Country..! They Must Jump The Damned Fence and Get On The Side Of Freedom and Keep Their Asses Their..! Then They Wouldn't Have A Damned Thing To Cry About..!  But They Love The Free Stuff- Booze- Guns- Dope- Whores and Much More, Much Better I Guess..!!!" Democrats Make Sure They Want That More..!S!! Then The Use The Race Card and The Poor Ole Black Man Especially When A Dem Politician Is Running For Election Or Re-Election..! Then Again All You Hear Id Race, Race, Race..!!! Down Right Damned Sickening..!!!

    • Yep...

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