Editor Aysha Jamali firstname.lastname@example.org
11:02 pm on Monday, August 6, 2012
The secret? Political favors, No-bid contracts, and other questionable back-room deals! This is wrong on a local level, state level and national level.
12:38 pm on Sunday, August 5, 2012
This is not the only group slinging mud this election season. Pretty sad to see Macomb residents stoop to such a low. Also is a concern that so many non-Macomb residents are funding these attacks. What will they gain if their candidates win? Questions to ask before we vote!
9:05 am on Monday, July 30, 2012
Lucille, this data is from the state Auditor General, not a group with political ties. It is by nature non-partisan. Thus, I will (and others should as well) consider their findings more accurate than any paid private study.
NO Dia Tax, I have read the entire report. And in fact, my original post quotes page 17. (see above). The SoS stated, while admitting it appeared that some illegal votes were cast, upon review of voter records, there was not one verifiable instance where this was confirmed true. I have no idea what you are reading if you come to a different conclusion.
Lastly, I am not a fan of conspiracy theories. However, I do question Ruth Johnson's motivation. In the report to the AG she states there is no issue with voter fraud in Michigan. Now, less than 6 months later she is standing before the state legislature claiming that something needs to be done about rampant voter fraud. So which is it? Was there an election between May 2012 when the report was released and today that was riddled with fraudulent votes?
4:33 pm on Friday, July 27, 2012
I find it interesting that Renee Michaels wants to "Give stronger consideration to shopping at our businesses that are located within the township over those that are located outside of the township." considering her family business that she is so very proud of is located in a neighboring community.
3:54 pm on Friday, July 27, 2012
Plain and simple, voter fraud is a myth.
Michigan Auditor General Thomas H. McTavish, states in his performance audit of the Bureau of Elections and the State Department dated May 2012 (pages 14-16 under findings) that there are 7.3 million legal registered voters in Michigan. Of those 7.3 million voters:
- Section 1.a.(1). found that 48 incarcerated individuals voted 52 times between Oct. 1 2008 and Jun. 9 2011.
- Section 1.a.(2) found that an additional 65 incarcerated individuals voted 68 times between Oct. 1 2008 and Jun. 9 2011.
- Section 1.b. found that 1375 deceased individuals voted 1381 times between Oct. 1 2008 and Jun. 9 2011.
The SoS responded to these findings per the report as follows (page 17) :
The Department also informed us that in every instance where it appears a deceased person or incarcerated person voted and local records were available, a clerical error was established as the reason for the situation. In addition, the Department informed us that in some cases, voters submitted absent voter ballots shortly before they died. The Department informed us that the examples provided did not result in a single verified case that an ineligible person voted.
Allow me to emphasize that last sentence... "The Department informed us that the examples DID NOT RESULT IN A SINGLE VERIFIED CASE that an INELIGIBLE person voted"
View the report yourself @ http://audgen.michigan.gov/~audgenmi/finalpdfs/11_12/r231023511.pdf#search=voter%20fraud
12:06 pm on Thursday, July 19, 2012
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