LANSING — The Michigan Democratic Party issued the following statement today on behalf of Chief Operating Officer Lavora Barnes regarding legislative Republicans’ unprecedented lame duck power grab:

“Michigan Republicans know their time in power is steadily coming to a permanent end, and they are reacting the only way they know how: if you can’t beat them, cheat them. From legislation overriding the will of Michigan voters to bills stripping authority from the incoming governor, attorney general, and secretary of state, Michigan Republicans have made it clear they care more about their political survival than the future success of our state. To preserve his legacy and protect our democracy, Gov. Rick Snyder must veto this dangerous, unconstitutional legislation and put a stop to the unprecedented power grab Michigan Republicans are attempting on their way out the door.”