Michigan Republicans — August 28, 2012 at 5:23 pm

One-person grand jury to investigate Bolger & Schmidt in election fraud scandal


May justice be served

The Ingham County Circuit Court has chosen to convene a one-person grand jury to investigate the election fraud misdeeds of Michigan House Speaker Jase Bolger and newly-minted Republican House caucus member Roy Schmidt. This same type of arrangement was used recently to investigate fraudulent behavior by Democrats to run fake tea party candidates and resulted in convictions. The justice that will investigate is Ingham County Circuit Judge Rosemarie Aquilina who was chosen by random draw.

A court employee says the court determined there is probable cause that there some kind of illegal activity on the part of Schmidt or state House Speaker Jase Bolger, who helped engineer the party switch and recruit a fake Democrat to appear on the ballot.

An investigation by the Kent County prosecutor found no evidence of illegal activity, but did forward the case to the Secretary of State to investigate possible campaign finance violations.

Bolger, whose fingerprints are all over this effort to defraud voters, is defiant and sent a letter to the court asking them NOT to investigate. Fortunately, they ignored his pathetic attempt to avoid taking any responsibility for his egregious behavior.

What’s not known is how far this goes. Two others, state Attorney General Bill Schuette and Represenative Lisa Lyons are also implicated.

Michigan Democratic Party chair Mark Brewer released the following statement:

We have always believed the public deserves a thorough, nonpartisan investigation into these matters, and that’s why we filed a petition for a one-person grand jury to look at this case. Today’s announcement means that an independent judge will be able to determine exactly what transpired between Speaker Bolger, Roy Schmidt, Matt Mojzak and others in this scheme.