(Tea Party PAC) – There are many awesome and wonderful things about living in a republic like we have here in the United States, but one of the most cherished and precious is that we have an election system where every single voice in America counts. The Electoral College and other aspects of the voting system ensure that regardless of where you live, your vote will help decide the leaders who run this country and will have your best interest at heart.
This is why it’s such a big deal when this system is compromised or corrupted by those with an agenda to push, and why so many conservatives spend much of their time trying to take measures to protect that system. Without it, our whole nation falls apart.
Which is what makes what’s happening in Michigan and their 500 unaccredited clerks so egregious and extremely dangerous.
Here’s more from Breitbart:
More than 500 election clerks in Michigan have not been properly accredited to run the state’s elections, according to a recent audit.
“Local election clerks did not meet legal training requirements in 32 counties, 83 cities and 426 townships, a report from the office of Michigan’s auditor general found,” according to the Hill.
Page 19 of Auditor General Doug A. Ringler’s report stated:
We also reviewed other local election officials to determine if any election officials in those areas were fully accredited. We identified 12 counties, 38 cities, and 290 townships where the clerk had not completed the initial accreditation or continuing education training requirements and no other local election official had achieved full accreditation.
Even though the Bureau of Elections (BOE) directly assigned clerks training and continuing education through an online portal and notified them of the required training via weekly newsletters, the BOE does not have the authority to enforce participation.
“We recommend that BOE improve its process to promote accreditation to help ensure that local election officials are fully trained and updated on Michigan’s election process,” the document said.
However, Highland Park City clerk Brenda Green told the Detroit Free Press that she has “done everything the state has asked [her] to do to stay accredited,” stating, “I can’t understand how that information is incorrect.”
“I will be reaching out to them,” Green noted.
Ecorse City clerk Dana Hughes called the auditor general’s findings a “lie” and said she and her deputy have remained compliant and accredited since 2014.
“The audit is a snapshot in time, based on records in May of this year, and it is possible some local clerks and other election officials have received full accreditation since the report was released,” the Press stated.
Friday, Michigan State Department spokesperson Jake Rollow said about 97 percent of clerks had completed the accreditation requirements but added that some areas needed more attention.
“The Bureau has taken steps to address some areas identified in the report, and will continue to make further improvements in 2020 and beyond,” he concluded.
Making sure our election system is intact is a top priority, especially as we head into 2020, where Trump will face off against enemies who want so badly to see his political demise they will stop at nothing to ensure he doesn’t win a second term in the White House.
Folks on the left have proven they are not above theft in order to stop the Trump administration, despite the fact the policies they’ve enacted have improved our economic prosperity and expanded liberty. We must be diligent in the preservation of our way of life, and that includes protecting our elections from those who would seek to abuse them and twist them for their own gain.