Thursday, May 26, 2022

The Republicans on Michigan's Board of State Canvassers voted to let the Republican candidates remain on the ballot despite the apparent fraud

Detroit News:
Michigan's Board of State Canvassers deadlocked 2-2 Thursday, keeping, for now, five GOP candidates for governor who were entangled in an alleged wave of petition forgeries off the August primary ballot.


[One] Republican canvasser ... said fraudulent petition circulators should go to prison. But [he] said he wasn't prepared to shift the blame to candidates by blocking their ability to get on the ballot.

The other GOP canvasser...drew a connection to unproven claims of fraud in the 2020 presidential election. It would have been unjust to deprive voters of their choice for a particular office based on "assumptions" 


Bureau of Elections staff checked about 7,000 signatures among about 68,000 from the allegedly fraudulent circulators against the qualified voter file, which contains records about voters and their signatures...

“We did not find a single registered voter with a matching signature for any of those circulators for any candidate of the ones we looked at”