Public Corruption

The Bolger-Schmidt scandal is now widely known in Michigan, involving Speaker Bolger’s attempt to seal the outcome of an election by orchestrating a last-minute party switch by an incumbent, while recruiting and filing paperwork for a fake candidate on the other side.  Despite the gravity of the allegations and the attempt by one of the most powerful politicians in the state to use his power to side-step the will of the people, Schuette did not even launch an investigation.  Even if an Attorney General probe were to exonerate Bolger of criminal conduct, the AG has an obligation to thoroughly investigate and make public his conclusions to help restore public confidence. Schuette’s decision to stand on the sidelines – after vowing during his campaign to vigorously pursue public corruption – won him a powerful political ally in the Speaker and left the people of Michigan without a voice.

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