Friday, May 18, 2012

House GOP: Lies, Deceit, and Election Fraud

From Michigan Democratic Party

MDP Calls for Immediate Investigation into Voter Fraud by Speaker Bolger, Rep. Lund, and Rep. Schmidt

LANSING – Michigan Democratic Party Chair Mark Brewer is calling for an immediate investigation into election fraud perpetrated by House Speaker Jase Bolger, Representative Pete Lund, and Representative Roy Schmidt. Yesterday, Schmidt changed his party affiliation to Republican and helped place his nephew’s friend, Matthew Mojzak, on the ballot as a fake Democrat. The only problem is, Mojzak doesn’t live in the district – a requirement to run for the seat.

Mojzak was registered to vote in Ottawa County and did not change his registration until late on Tuesday, according to MIRS Newsletter. In his attached candidate affidavit, Mr. Mojzak stated under penalty of perjury that he has been a resident of Kent County for 22 years – an obvious lie. He’s using his grandmother’s address in the 76th district in an attempt to qualify as a candidate there.

“It’s clear this was a plot weeks in the making,” Brewer said. “But Republicans made one critical mistake – Mr. Mojzak lied on his candidate affidavit because he has not been living in Kent County – that’s election fraud.”

“Republicans like Bolger, Lund, and Schmidt set out to deceive voters from the beginning in order to ensure Schmidt would be reelected and help them protect their majority in the State House,” added Brewer. “We call for an immediate investigation into this matter by Secretary of State Ruth Johnson, Attorney General Bill Schuette, and the Kent County Prosecutor’s office.”

“Republicans demanded that the so-called fake Tea Party in Oakland County be prosecuted and there should be an investigation about the fake Democrat put on the ballot in this case,” said Brewer. “Bolger, Lund, and Schmidt should come clean as to what they know about this conspiracy to put a fake Democrat on the ballot. The public will not tolerate a cover-up.”

“This is just another example of Republican hypocrisy,” Brewer continued. “They claim to be the party of transparency and values, yet they pull these sneaky, illegal tactics in order to hold onto their power in Lansing. Rather than face voters in November, they concocted this deceitful, fraudulent plan. Bolger, Lund, Schmidt, and Mojzak should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

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