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Wed May 30, 2012
Michigan AG says investigation into McCotter petitions coming
A formal investigation into possible election fraud by a congressional campaign will wait until after a state board meets next week.
The Board of State Canvassers is expected to formally reject petitions filed by Congressman Thaddeus McCotter’s re-election campaign. The petitions can then be turned over to the state Attorney General's office.
Attorney General Bill Schuette says the delay has not stopped his office from communicating with elections officials on the case.
"So it appears there is a problem, but we’ve not received anything officially yet from the Secretary of State’s office, and when we do, we’ll review it in a thorough fashion," said Schuette.
The Secretary of State’s office says it appears hundreds of signatures on McCotter’s nominating petitions were faked.
Schuette said it's a textbook example of how not to collect signatures.
"It's kind of elementary. When you run for class president, you gotta get the signatures to have the election, and it appears there’s a huge problem here," said Schuette.
McCotter has acknowledged problems with his petitions and says he plans to run as a write-in candidate on the Republican primary ballot in August.