Most Michigan polling places are public schools. Open carry or concealed carry have always been prohibited on or near such facilities
VT: The FBI is being prevented, according to our sources, from arresting law enforcement officials in Michigan who are responsible for planning the takeover of the state government and the murder of the governor and state officials including the Attorney General and Secretary of State.
Some Michigan sheriffs are cozying up to armed insurrectionists, saying they won't enforce the new Michigan prohibition on open carry at the polls – even after domestic terrorists were arrested for plotting to kill the governor. #mileg https://t.co/sPn1ea26JV— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) October 20, 2020
Among those being sought are 3 county sheriff’s and two dozen officers, mostly command, who are known to have worked with and protected the Boogaloo Boys now being held by both State and Federal officials for terrorism.
Every one of the be 46 states that allows a form of open carry should pass this regulation barring the display of firearms at polling places on Election Day. Concealed carry is about self defense. Open carry at the polls is about voter intimidation.https://t.co/eITantliwi— Brandon del Pozo, PhD, MPA, MA (@BrandondelPozo) October 19, 2020
The problem with the polls isn’t going to be a lack of police protection, but rather that behind those Nazi salutes and American flags festooned with swastikas are serving police officers, such as those who have joined violent demonstrators or taken part in hiring and deploying thugs who have attacked businesses in Grand Rapids and elsewhere.
“Michigan voters have the right to vote in person on Election Day free from threat and intimidation,” Democratic MI Attorney General Dana Nessel said in the release. “An armed presence at the polls is inconsistent with our notion of a free democracy.”https://t.co/me02ga0SC5— 🎃Anna Liz Nichols🎃 (@annaliznichols) October 16, 2020
Detroit News: The head of the group that represents 385 Michigan police chiefs warned Monday that officers won’t be able to enforce Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s ban on openly carrying firearms at polling places on Election Day because the edict is not based in law.
Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson on Friday sent guidance to local election officials to explain that openly carrying firearms on Election Day in polling places, clerk’s offices and absent voter counting boards would be banned.
But the edict has no legal basis, said Robert Stevenson, director of the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police.
I thought this might be somewhat alarmist. Then yesterday authorities charged a 14th person in connection with the Whitmer kidnap plot. https://t.co/gl4zDT8ZgD— Jill Lawrence (@JillDLawrence) October 17, 2020
“The Secretary of State issued these administrative rules, but in researching the issue, there’s nothing in the law that gives police the authority to enforce these rules,” Stevenson said.
“Their theory is if people don’t follow the rules and don’t leave (the polling place), they’d have a trespassing situation where police would be able to take enforcement action.
MICHIGAN ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS OF POLICE