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Tue Nov 22, 2022, 11:32 AM

Gretchen Whitmer appoints the first Black woman to the Michigan Supreme Court.


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Reply Gretchen Whitmer appoints the first Black woman to the Michigan Supreme Court. (Original post)
RandySF Tuesday OP
onecaliberal Tuesday #1
llmart Tuesday #2
Johnny2X2X Tuesday #3
Lonestarblue Tuesday #4
Johnny2X2X Tuesday #7
Sancho Tuesday #5
MichMan Tuesday #6
Johnny2X2X Tuesday #9
Post removed Tuesday #10
Johnny2X2X Tuesday #11
Cha Tuesday #8
Sucha NastyWoman Tuesday #12
Roc2020 Tuesday #13
republianmushroom Tuesday #14
DownriverDem Tuesday #15
calimary Tuesday #16

Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Nov 22, 2022, 12:04 PM

1. Love, love, love, this!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Nov 22, 2022, 12:08 PM

2. Terrific news!

Governor Whitmer is one of the country's best governors, if not THE best governor.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Nov 22, 2022, 12:18 PM

3. Awesome, I voted for Bolden

Whitmer is a big reason Michigan saw a blue sweep of the state.

And I do mean a sweep. Dems swept all the state wide races, held the Michigan Supreme Court, flipped the House, flipped the Senate, Won every seat on the state school board, won every open seat on the board for MSU, U of M, and Wayne State, and Sent 7 Dems to Washington as part of our 13 person House delegation. Both Senators from my state are Democrats.

And 3 ballot proposals championed by Democrats all won in landslides while enshrining abortion rights into the Constitution, making it easier to vote, and promoting financial transparency for political candidates.

Michigan is the way. Since 20116 Dems here have had it totally together and turned Michigan from a Trump state, to fully blue.

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Response to Johnny2X2X (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 22, 2022, 01:10 PM

4. Michigan's nonpartisan district maps helped too.

Every state needs to do this. We might then have real democratic representation.

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 22, 2022, 01:19 PM

7. Yup, and that got on the ballot in 2018

And it got on the ballot because the new Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice voted against her own party back then to allow the ballot measure to remain on the ballot.

Justice Elizabeth Clement was appointed by Republican Governor Rick Snyder, but has acted independently. In 2018 she faced immense pressure to, without any legal basis, keep the ballot proposal off the ballot. Instead of caving to Cons, she followed the law and the voters of Michigan decided against gerrymandered districts. She was unanimously chosen as Chief Justice this week. There are still a few good Republicans out there in the courts.

Getting good ballot proposals in front of the voters is the key. Out of phase redistricting needs to happen in Wisconsin, Ohio, and Florida. Dems in those states need to move heaven and earth to get redistricting in front of the voters, it fixes so much.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Nov 22, 2022, 01:12 PM

5. I hope Whitmer runs for national office someday. She's great...

...and such a contrast to DeSatan that we have here in Florida.

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Response to MichMan (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 22, 2022, 01:30 PM

9. That's not the way it works in Michigan

Vacancies are always filled by the sitting governor. Then they have to defend their seat in the next election.

There was a pick 2 vote among 5 candidates in the Michigan Supreme Court race this Fall. Dem Richard Bernstein got 33.4% of the vote. Rep Brian Zahra got 24.3%. Bolden 21.4%. No one else got 13%. So it would have just been a pick 3 and Bolden would have won anyway. But in Michigan, the vacancies are always filled by the governor, but picking the candidate with the next amount of votes, Whitmer is taking into account what the voters decided.

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Tue Nov 22, 2022, 01:37 PM

11. Would have been the first governor to do so in along time

No sane governor is going to risk a seat on the state Supreme Court. Especially with abortion rights still hanging in the balance. McCormack chose when she retired, not the governor. She was still seated after the election.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Nov 22, 2022, 01:26 PM

8. TY & Gov Whitmer! nt

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Nov 22, 2022, 01:39 PM

12. The women in Michigan are STRONG women.

What a bunch of leaders!

Wish it weren’t so cold there.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Nov 22, 2022, 01:43 PM

13. wonderful

Let's go Blue!
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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Nov 22, 2022, 01:46 PM

14. I like it

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Nov 22, 2022, 01:56 PM

15. The MAGA repubs

on the right leaning Detroit News page are going insane. Love it!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Nov 22, 2022, 04:45 PM

16. Step by step.

Step by step we come into power, authority, respect, and stronger influence.

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