Sen. MacDonald outraged with decision to keep Electoral College meeting closed to the public

LANSING, Mich. — After the decision by the Michigan State Capitol Commission and Michigan Democratic Party to keep the Monday, Dec. 14 meeting of the Electoral College in Lansing closed to the public, Sen. Michael D. MacDonald, R-Macomb Township, issued the following statement:

“I highly disagree and am outraged with this decision by the Michigan State Capitol Commission and Michigan Democratic Party, as I believe government should be transparent and open to the public to allow citizens to actively watch the political process.

“The Michigan Senate has consistently kept our chamber open to the public with safe and sensible guidelines throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Although my colleagues and I do not have a say in the process for this meeting of the Electoral College, I strongly believe it should be open to the people in a safe and responsible manner.”

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