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Whitmer’s Unilateral Governance Opposed By More Than Just Trump Supporters

About two dozen lawsuits filed against Michigan governor by a variety of interests

A story on the MLive news site surveyed some reactions to Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer not being selected as the 2020 Democratic Party candidate for vice president.

According to MLIVE, “Her leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic, which hit Michigan harder than most states in the outbreak’s early months, earned her national praise, attacks from Trump supporters and a Saturday Night Live parody.”

Singling out Trump supporters as the ones who have spoken out against the governor downplays the broad range of opposition to Whitmer’s unilateral exercise of extraordinary emergency powers for the past five months.

Roughly two dozen lawsuits have been filed against Whitmer and many of the 161 executive orders she has issued this year.

The businesses and groups that have sued the governor include an orchard farm market, a bowling center association, a real estate company, a property maintenance firm, an automotive glass company, an engine oil and auto parts business, a jewelry store, a dental office, a car wash association, the largest statewide conservation organization in the U.S., an association that represents fitness facilities, a barber and physicians that perform surgeries.