Mich. House Speaker plotted to recruit fake candidate

State Integrity news for Michigan from Michigan Radio:

Democrats are calling for a special inquiry into whether House Speaker Jase Bolger (pictured) and state Representative Roy Schmidt are guilty of ethics violations. A report by the Kent County prosecutor determined the two attempted to undermine the integrity of an election.

Their scheme included recruiting and paying a fake Democrat who would appear on the ballot against Schmidt. The idea was, the decoy would not campaign.   

Some Democrats have called on Schmidt and Speaker Jase Bolger to resign. Both say they don’t intend to quit.  

Read more from Michigan Radio.

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