On November 8, 2016, we will elect a new President of the United States. Although all of the polls at this time show Hillary Clinton as the overall favorite to win, that doesn’t mean anyone can stay home on election day. Everyone needs to vote, and in Michigan, you have to be registered to vote by today, October 11, 2016 to vote in this very important election.
The person we choose for president will have the ultimately important task of appointing as many as four new Supreme Court Justices. Currently, the high court only has eight justices, a seat has been empty since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia on February 13, 2016. The Republican Party refuses to approve President Obama’s appointee, Merrick Garland, insisting the next president should be the one to appoint new justices. This of course means the Republican Party is banking on a Republican being the next president. It’s not going to happen if you take the time tomorrow to register to vote, and vote on November 8, 2016.
This is why this election is important. Supreme Court justices hold their position for life. The people appointed by the future president will sit on the bench until today’s millennials are retirees. The next three to four generations of Supreme Court decisions will profoundly shape the direction of the United States.
Michigan needs every single eligible voter to get out there and vote on November 8 to select state and local candidates too. Your county Democratic Party has a list of candidates they support for the upcoming election, and are more than happy to share that list with you. Michigan needs a major sweep of legislators in Lansing to remove ineffective politicians and people too eager to do the bidding of deep pockets like Betsy and Dick DeVos. Anything they support enough to give politicians money is guaranteed to be bad for the state of Michigan. You can do something about this by registering to vote today.
Check to see if you are registered to vote by visiting vote.michigan.gov. If you’re not registered, please take the time to register to vote today, and be ready to vote on November 8, 2016. For more information you can call the Secretary of State’s toll free number at 888-SOS-MICH (767-6424).