I can’t believe that this lawsuit didn’t go through, since I feel exactly the same way about this totally effed up Michigan Primary. Here’s how it stands for Democrats right now:
- None of our delegates will be seated at the National Convention
- Not all of the candidates are on the ballot, and if you try a write in, your ballot will be discarded.
The lawsuit (Martha Hayes v Michigan Democratic Party and the Michigan Secretary of State) charged that because the national Democratic Party won’t recognize the January 15 primary, she and other Michigan Democrats were disenfranchised. AMEN.
But she lost. So that means that a lot of Democrats will have the same initial reaction I did: “Screw it. Why should I even bother?”
Unfortunately, many people don’t realize that in addition to the primary, there are actual ballot initiatives for school boards and counties in this election. If Democrats stay home, guess who will make those decisions?
I told my husband a while back that the Dems need to change their name to the party of “Thank You Sir, May I have Another?” They continue to prove me right. Assume the position, Michigan.