Denver, Colo., Aug 24, 2022 / 05:30 am
A ballot initiative in Michigan seeks to enshrine legalized abortion in the state’s constitution. But when voters go to the polls, will they understand what the proposed amendment says?
Calling it a “hodgepodge of nonsensical gibberish” and a “word salad” of “incomprehensible argle-bargle,” opponents of the measure say it is so riddled with typographical errors that state officials should strike it from the Nov. 8 ballot.
“The text of the amendment is filled with run-on words that are incomprehensible, making an already confusing amendment impossible to understand,” Christen Pollo, spokeswoman for Citizens to Support MI Women and Children, a coalition of pro-life groups opposed to the proposal, said Aug. 16.
“Amending the constitution is serious business” she added, “and these people didn’t take it seriously enough even to proofread their own language.”