Monday, July 23, 2012

MDP Canvasses Bolger’s District, Calls on Constituents to Demand Resignation

From Michigan Democratic Party
Voters in House District 63 Fed Up with Bolger’s Shenanigans
LANSING – Volunteers from the Michigan Democratic Party canvassed voters today in House District 63, represented by Speaker Jase Bolger, whose attempts to rig a House election in Grand Rapids have drawn condemnations across the state from newspaper editorial boards, political pundits and ordinary citizens.
“Today we met with voters in Marshall to learn their reactions to this embarrassing scandal,” MDP Chair Mark Brewer said. “It’s apparent that after showing such blatant disregard for the voters of Grand Rapids, Jase Bolger is now losing the trust of his own constituents back in the district. He should step down from House leadership as soon as possible, so he can focus on rebuilding his broken relationship with the people of Calhoun County.”
The Michigan Democratic Party first canvassed in Bolger’s district back in June, when details of Bolger’s election fraud had yet to be made public. With the release of Kent County Prosecuting Attorney William Forsyth’s report last week, the MDP returned to Bolger’s hometown of Marshall to learn how his constituents were responding to the news.
The MDP provided an informational flyer that included details on the scandal, a recent Detroit Free Press editorial calling Bolger’s actions “unconscionable,” a quote from Forsyth calling the election fraud scheme “a travesty,” and a quote from Bolger, who told the Kalamazoo Gazette, “I did not lie…. I was evasive.”
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