Michigan’s presidential primary is on Tuesday, March 10. It’s tempting to ignore it, but your vote still matters.
For the first time in many years, Michigan will be a true battleground state. In the past, prolife presidential campaigns abandoned Michigan at the first sign of trouble. In 2016, Donald Trump didn’t make that mistake and became the first prolife presidential candidate to win Michigan in a generation.
While it’s unlikely that the Trump Campaign will start making such mistakes, it’s important that prolife voters turn out during the March 10 primary to support our prolife President.
Primary voters will receive one ballot, and vote in either the Democratic or Republican presidential primaries. All of the candidates in the Democratic primary sadly are pro-abortion. Currently there are three other candidates on Michigan’s Republican primary ballot: Mark Sanford and Joe Walsh have already withdrawn; Bill Weld supports abortion.
We can guarantee that if the pro-abortion Democratic candidates collectively receive more votes than President Donald Trump, you’ll hear about it on Wednesday morning, March 11. The results will be used to demoralize prolife voters and proclaim President Trump’s weakness in Michigan. Let’s not give those voices that opportunity.
This primary election is also an opportunity for us to become familiar with new election rules put in place in 2018. The biggest change is no-reason absentee voting; now you can request an absentee ballot without having to give a reason.
No-reason absentee voting has some advantages. If you’re sure about your vote, you can get it done right away from the comfort of your office desk or kitchen table. You can have the RLM-PAC endorsement list right in front of you, rather than printing it off to take to the polling booth.
If you want to “vote from home,” here’s what you need to know:
- No reason is needed to request an absentee ballot.
- Get the application form online here (or from your local clerk): https://www.michigan.gov/documents/AbsentVoterBallot_105377_7.pdf
- Return the application to your local clerk by mail, fax, or e-mail.
- An absentee ballot will be mailed to you. Fill it out and send it back via mail or in-person drop off to your local clerk.
- Absentee ballots must be returned by 8 p.m. on Election Day. Don’t delay, and don’t drop it in the mail the morning of Election Day!
You can also vote early in your local clerk’s office until Monday, March 9. Visit the office, request your ballot, and fill it out right there.
You can also sign up to be on a permanent absentee voter list; an application for an absentee ballot will be sent to you before each election. Use the absentee application form or contact your local clerk to be added to the permanent list.
2020 is a vital year. Hillary Clinton learned the hard way how complacency can affect elections. Vote for President Trump on March 10.