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MI Democratic Party Claims Alleged Election Fraud

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Michigan's Democratic Party wants a grand jury to help investigate what they call a case of election fraud.

The state's Democratic Party announced it's filing paperwork with Ingham County Circuit Court, calling for an investigation into a case involving the Speaker of the House and a State Representative.

Republicans say they haven't done anything illegal. The question was how did it come about and who was involved.

State Democratic leader Gretchen Whitmer is still waiting for those answers, but Whitmer along with State Democratic Party Chair Mark Brewer believe there is enough evidence to prove that perjury was committed by members of state government, including Speaker of the House Jase Bolger and State Representative Roy Schmidt.

 

"The prosecutor in Kent County concluded that the fake candidate committed perjury and we know that Schmidt and Bolger helped set that up. They knew that man was committing perjury," said Brewer.

That man has been identified as 22-year-old Matt Mojzak, who Brewer says was allegedly recruited by Schmidt and Bolger to run as a fake democratic candidate for Schmidt's seat. Kent County and state police had started an investigation, but was abruptly brought to a hault.

 

"The investigation was limited to just election law as opposed to penal code, which is exactly where they would look if you and I were subjects of such inquiry."

Why it was stopped is still unclear, but Whitmer says it's worth an investigation by a one person grand jury.

 

"I think we have a responsibility to get all facts, to look at all of the laws and make sure that no one is above the law, not even the Speaker of the House," said Whitmer.

He says if they let this slip through the cracks and carry on without a follow up, it could challenge the faith of politics in Lansing for both parties.

Speaker Bolger issued this statement: "Several independent investigations have been conducted, all questions have been answered and no laws or rules were broken."

Bolger continued to say as democrats continue this political rhetoric, headlines won't provide solutions that Michigan people need.

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