Here’s a story we reported on at the Michigan Messenger about lies being told to prevent people from signing petitions. In Michigan there are currently petitions being circulated to repeal the Emergency Manager law that so clearly subverts democracy at the local level, to recall Gov. Snyder and to recall about a dozen other Republican legislators. So how does the Michigan GOP handle it? By using robocalls to tell people that if they sign a petition they could be the victims of identity theft. Absolutely repulsive.