The Saline Mayor vows to fight for Michigan election reform if elected to the 52nd House District.
Saline Mayor Gretchen Driskell, a candidate for Michigan's 52nd House District, is calling for the resignation of state Rep. Jase Bolger from his post as speaker of the House in light of accusations of election-rigging. Kent County Prosecutor Bill Forsyth last week issued a report indicating Bolger and Rep. Roy Schmidt (R-Grand Rapids) worked to rig an election in Schmidt’s favor by helping Schmidt, who had served in the House as a Democrat, switch to the Republican Party just before the May 15 filing deadline. The party switch left a vacancy for a Democratic candidate on the November ballot. Bolger admitted his role in the act, and also admitted to recruiting Schmidt’s nephew, Matt Mojzak, to run on the Democratic side. “We can’t get to …
New election reform bills provide for better documentation of campaign funding across the state.
Monday, July 9, 2012
Gov. Rick Snyder recently signed legislation to increase election transparency, and prevent election fraud in Michigan. The election reform bills provide for better documentation of campaign funding and increase penalties for neglecting to follow regulations. “These reforms will make a good election system even better by adding appropriate safeguards and improving transparency,” Snyder said. Most of the bills are based on reforms proposed by Secretary of State Ruth Johnson. “There is nothing more sacred to democracy than integrity in our elections - safeguarding the principle of one citizen, one vote,” said Johnson. “Our system is the best in the world and I encourage every voter who can do so to register and vote to have their voice heard…