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Whitmer says her election a repudiation of political violence

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Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer says she hopes this month’s election results are a rebuke of political violence and denialism.

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer says she hopes this month’s election results are a rebuke of political violence and denialism. She told CNN’s State of the Union over the weekend that voters responded to events like the kidnapping plot against her and the assault on the husband of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Whitmer said the abortion rights ballot proposal in Michigan also helped turn out voters.

”These are fundamental core issues. If we are going to design our lives and make our decisions around our families, that is without question an economic decision, as well.”

Whitmer led a Democratic sweep last week of the state’s top offices as well as control of the Legislature.

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