Michigan’s Attorney General Dana Nessel commented on the charges, saying, “These cases highlight the scrutiny applications and ballots undergo throughout the election process, as well as the thorough investigative process that ensues when instances of attempted fraud are suspected.
The three people charged included a Macomb County nursing home employee who filled out voter applications without consent of the voters, a Wayne County grandmother who filled out an absentee ballot for her grandson who also voted in person, and a legal guardian who fraudulently obtained ballots for legally incapacitated individuals in both Wayne and Oakland counties.
Signature matching and security checks revealed the fraudulent applications or ballots. If found guilty, the penalties range from 90-day misdemeanors to five-year felonies for each charge.
Nessel said, “I appreciate our partners at the Department of State and Michigan State Police who brought these cases to us. These collaborative investigations assist in maintaining the integrity of our elections. We will not hesitate to prosecute anyone who attempts to undermine our elections.”
Reporting for WGRT- Jennie McClelland