|Rep. Roy Schmidt & |
Speaker Jase Bolger
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The fake democrat, Matt Mojzak a 22 year old retail clerk was offered $450 to file as a democrat and was told that he would not have to campaign or raise money. Mojzak, who did not reside in Schmidt's district swore in his affidavit that he was living in a home in Schmidt's district. Phil Browne, a top staffer to Speaker Bolger delivered the papers needed to file, to the Kent County clerk. Mojzak then withdrew his 'candidacy' when media go wind that he did not actually live in the district he was running in. This then raised red flags about what was going on in Michigan's 76th district which then prompted a investigation.
Kent County Prosecutor William Forsyth issued the following statement in his report: "The Michigan Secretary of State, however, is the agency primarily responsible for enforcement of the Michigan Campaign Finance Act. As such, I have forwarded the investigative reports and my findings to the Secretary of State to determine what, if any, violations occurred and what, if any, sanctions should be imposed. "In conclusion, I would strongly encourage the Michigan Legislature to address this type of situation. As a Republican elected official, I am embarrassed and offended by what transpired. At a minimum, the Legislature should put a time limit on when a candidate may "switch" parties prior to the filing deadline. Allowing a candidate to "recruit" a so-called opponent and to allow the last minute shenanigans that occurred in this case is a travesty and should not be permitted."
|Kent Co. Prosecutor, William Forsyth|
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Forsyth stated that it would take too long and be difficult to prosecute this type of case, explaining why he ordered the Michigan State Police to stop their investigation. MSP Detectives believed that further investigation could have led to perjury conspiracy charges being brought forth. Instead the investigation has been forwarded over to GOP Secretary of State, Ruth Johnson's office for review to see if any campaign finance laws have been violated. Calls for Bolger's resignation were rejected after Bolger cited he "got caught up in political gamesmanship".