Michigan Almost Approved a Contract Allowing Democratic Activists to Collect Medical Information

In an exclusive report from Breitbart, the administration of Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D-Mich.) initially approved, then cancelled, a contract with a Democratic consulting firm that would have allowed hundreds of activists to collect private citizen’s medical information, in the name of “contact tracing.”

The contract was between the Michigan Public Health Institute, and a left-wing organization called Great Lakes Community Engagement, which is run by a Democratic consultant named Mike Kolehouse.

The agreement would have allowed GLCE to work directly with the MPHI to organize a team of volunteers as large as 400, for the purpose of collecting medical information from private residents in order to determine if anyone had either had the coronavirus, or been in contact with someone who had. Excerpts from the document showed that GLCE would have been paid over $190,000 for the deal.

The contract has since been cancelled, and Whitmer claimed in a press conference that she was behind the decision to cancel the deal. But she nevertheless defended the MPHI as a nonpartisan entity, saying that the institute “does not have a political bone in their theoretical body.”

Whitmer has faced a new wave of criticism for her actions lately, as she appears to have increasingly ignored the rules of her own statewide lockdown. Most recently, it was revealed that her husband attempted to use his position of power to get a request approved that would have allowed their family to launch their boat onto the great lakes during the Memorial Day weekend. Whitmer is also facing a lawsuit from Republicans in the state legislature who assert that she is abusing her power by repeatedly extending the lockdown order.

About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22).

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